This is an abbreviated, "Your theater writer's just about to go on vacation," version of a regular roundup. The long and the short of the matter: It's a great weekend for theater fans in Memphis and here's why...
Theatre Memphis hosts the dysfunctional Weston family of August: Osage County (Review here)
August Osage County
Jitney, August Wilson's terrific portrait of the alternative economy is onstage at Hattiloo. (Review here)
Shakespeare is well represented in Shelby Co. this weekend.
Iago torments Othello at TheatreWorks
New Moon's Othello
And a Tempest blows into Germantown Community Theatre.
Stupid Fucking Bird continues its run at The Circuit Playhouse
And a highly anticipated Tony-winning musical comes to Playhouse on the Square — Fun Home.
If music festival's not your thing this is a great weekend to see what area theaters are serving up. Hard to go wrong.