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August: Osage County

When August: Osage County charged onto the scene in 2007, it was hailed as the most thrilling new American play Broadway had seen for years. Written by Tracey Letts, the production introduced New York to unfamiliar and super-talented actors from Chicago in a turbo-charged tale of family dysfunction that was equal parts Eugene O’Neill, Sam Shepard, and cheesy television mini-series. Audiences loved it. It won the Pulitzer Prize. It toured.

Blood on Cat's Neck

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, genius of the German New Wave cinema of the 1970s, also penned a number of plays. Torn Space takes a look at Blood on the Cat’s Neck, beginning this week. The story centers on Phoebe Zeitgeist, an extraterrestrial who comes to earth entirely naked in every sense of the word.

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