August: Osage County
Enrich your life with culture, visit the Slovak National Theatre, and don’t miss the opportunity to see a play translated by a teacher from our department, Martin Solotruk.
August: Osage County (August: Stratení v Oklahome) by Tracy Letts is considered one of the greatest American plays of modern theatre. Its author ranks among the most famous and recognized American playwrights of the present day. His plays are about people coping with moral and spiritual questions and reveal a strong influence of Tennessee Williams. His tragicomedy August: Osage County was awarded the 2008 Pullitzer Prize for Drama and has been well-received in theatres all over the world.
The story takes place in the house of Beverly (Dušan Jamrich) and Violet Weston (Emília Vášáryová) on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the members of the Weston family gather together in a beautiful, but empty and desolate house. Although it seems that the family is living an American dream, on the sad occasion they reopen wounds that seemed to have been forgotten. The author deals with the loss of illusions, bad family relationships, and life failures with sarcasm.
In the Slovak production directed by Peter Mikulík, you will have the possibility to see a lot of famous actors such as Diana Mórová, Richard Stanke, Robert Roth, Zdena Studenková, and many others. The play has been on since September 23, and the next performance is on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. For more information, see the official page of the Slovak National Theatre: http://www.snd.sk/?cinohra&predstavenie=august-v-oklahome.