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by Tracy Letts
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Xxertz rated it 3 years ago
BLUF: Play about a self-destructing family.Not convinced? Here is the break down of characters (note: daughters not in age order)Father – drunkMother – drug abuser Daughter 1 – not good enoughDaughter 2 – control freakDaughter 3 – depressed & naiveGranddaughter – drug userGrandson – waste of lifeThe...
The Book Lantern
The Book Lantern rated it 6 years ago
How could you not love Tracy Letts?
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets rated it 11 years ago
Tragic and hilarious. The perfect mix of dark humor and real drama -- or at least energized conflict (if that makes sense). It's amazing how the many characters stand apart on the page. Great dialog, some beautiful lines, and satisfying homages to other plays (Long Day's Journey... being the most ob...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it 11 years ago
Extravagantly melodramatic and full of withering, viciously funny dialogue, Letts' play reminded me at least in tone more of Albee and Pinter than O'Neill (who, let's face it, had the long and melodramatic down pat but lacked the "funny").A family with let's say some issues convenes after the father...
Bellwether Book Reviews
Bellwether Book Reviews rated it 50 years ago
I only discovered this story after learning that a smorgasbord full of some of my favorite actors and actresses were in town to bring Letts story to film. It is dark and painful and very funny. I was born and raised in the area so I was already familiar with the setting, though my perspective is far...
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