Quote of the Day: August in London

“Vulnerable, angry and thoroughly transfixing, [Amy] Morton has forged one of the great theatrical performances of the modern era. Like the rest of this remarkable show, it stares out from the stage with surety and terror.”

Chris Jones, in his review of the London transfer of August: Osage County in the Chicago Tribune’s Theatre Loop

“You know you’re in for a lively evening when a play about a family reunion includes a fight director among the team. And how satisfying that he’s called Chuck, too.”

Christopher Hart in the Sunday Times

“Maybe Letts invites comparisons, a tad too obviously, with other canonical greats: Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee. But what’s really joyous is his emergent Chekhovian talent for weaving a broad tapestry, depicting a whole extended household. He combines that with pin-sharp detailing which rings painfully true. Amy Morton’s Barbara is unforgettable, howling with grief, then distractedly brushing her hair.”

Kate Bassett in the Independent

“Watching manipulative, mischievous Dunagan, or bruised, angry Morton or brassy Rondi Reed or any of Anna Shapiro’s terrific ensemble, you ruefully ask an obvious question. Could a British cast bring such commitment and conviction to this subversive take on Oklahoma!? Surely not.”

Benedict Nightingale in the Times