by Rober O'Hara
directed by Kent Gash
The Public's Newman Theater
September 22, 2015 - November 1, 2015
“Audacious, fearless” (New York Times) playwright ROBERT O’HARA (Bootycandy) returns to The Public with a provocative, hilarious and shatteringly honest new take on good old family DRAMA.
The O’Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell—and maybe even believe—about who we were and who we've become.
KENT GASH (Miss Evers' Boys, Call the Children Home) directs this wildly inventive new play that proves family can be a bigger vice than any other addiction.
Featuring: Becky Ann Baker, John Earl Jelks, Arden Myrin, Paul Niebanck, Tamberla Perry, Constance Shulman, Heather Alicia Simms, Samantha Soule, Benja Kay Thomas, and Kim Wayans.
The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE begins previews on Tuesday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 8. The complete cast of BARBECUE features Becky Ann Baker, John Earl Jelks, Arden Myrin, Paul Niebanck, Tamberla Perry, Constance Shulman, Heather Alicia Simms, Samantha Soule, Benja Kay Thomas, and Kim Wayans.
The Public Theater is getting ready to present the world-premiere play Barbecue, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy) and directed by Kent Gash.