Tracy Letts is one of the more searing playwrights at work today. It was he who tore back the suffocating layers of a vicious family in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play "August Osage County." He’s returned to his dizzying blend of drama, comedy and now horror with "The Minutes," on-stage right now at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord.

The play takes place in a town meeting, where the wheels of democracy slowly churn through the minutiae of municipal government — like voting on what to do with the hundreds of lost and stolen bicycles that the Sheriff’s office has recovered. The play is structured like a mystery, so what at first feels like a satirical take on small government ultimately unveils American horrors.

“The Minutes” is now onstage at The Umbrella Arts Center in Concord and helmed by Eliott Norton-prize winning director Scott Edmiston. Edmiston joined The Culture Show to talk about the play, both a satirical take on municipal government and a scathing critique of American hypocrisy.

Oppenheimer was the bomb at last night's Oscars, winning seven awards including best picture, best actor and best director. Joyce Kulhawik and Lisa Simmons give an Oscars recap, going through all the slights, stunners and the usual suspects.

And, in August 1969, as many as half a million people gathered at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. What happened was more than a concert. It was an event that would define a generation.

The question is: Were you there?

The Museum at Bethel Woods wants to know as part of its Woodstock oral history initiative. They’re in Boston to interview people who were a witness to history by attending Woodstock.

It's all on The Culture Show — listen to the full episode above!