“I think all families are pretty screwed up,” Tracy Letts confides to Gold Derby about what he feels is the allure of his “August: Osage County.” “People do identify with it. The dinner scene fight triggers gales of laughter in the audience, but it also provokes tears as people crawl under their seats. It can be harrowing stuff depending on how much you do identify with it. That’s the secret of ‘August: Osage County.'”
In our podcast chat, Letts discusses the painful process of adapting his Broadway play to the screen – for which he recently received a WGA nomination. As Scott Feinberg notes at Hollywood Reporter, only nine other people have pulled off that feat.