"Lancisi has consistently made excellent choices for the Everyman," wrote City Paper editor Evan Serpick in the January 30th edition of the paper, "and 'August: Osage County, which debuted at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 before moving to Broadway, continues that tradition, offering Everyman's dedicated fan base a meaty, thoughtful play, superbly presented, that will have audiences alternately laughing, crying, and likely recognizing some uncomfortable truths about ourselves, our families, and even our country."
"The cast here is nothing short of spectacular," continues Serpick, "led by Linda Thorson as the merciless matriarch Violet - whom she shades with potent strains of fear, anger, and regret - and Everyman resident troupe member Deborah Hazlett as Barbara, who starts off as the sensible one, standing in for an audience bewildered by this strange family, but who reveals herself so slowly and with such nuance that we barely realize who she's becoming, maybe giving us pause about who and what we might become as well."
"Given its track record and the impressive way Everyman has opened its new home, we can only assume that the company has treasures in store for years to come," says Serpick. "Baltimore is lucky to have it."
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