Tracy Letts is one busy guy. He's working seven shows a week at the Steppenwolf Theatre, acting in their production of David Mamet's American Buffalo. My Flavorpill preview is here.
He also writes a little. His most recent play, August: Osage County, drew national attention during its brief run on the Steppenwolf stage in the summer of 2007. It soon transferred to Broadway and lit up the Great White Way, earning #1 play of the year honors from Time magazine, the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and Time Out New York and winning five Tonys and a Pulitzer Prize for drama. It also played the West End in London and now everyone from Meryl Streep to Jessica Lange is vying for the lead role in the upcoming Hollywood production. Yeah, but was it successful?
The national tour of August hits Chicago this week. My Flavorpill preview is here.