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  • April 7, 2017 - May 7, 2017

    BARBECUE

    by Robert O'Hara

    Directed by Summer L. Williams

    2016/17 Season sponsored by Lee & Diana Humphrey & Bank of America

    Production Sponsored by Nina & Don Berk

    Running time:  2 hours & 15 minutes, 1 intermission

    This show contains coarse language

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    This rowdy and raucous new comedy, directed by Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel, By the Way Meet Vera Stark) introduces, and reintroduces, the O’Mallery familyas they gather in a public park for an intervention with their sister, Zippity Boom. James T., Lillie Anne, Marie, and Adlean are the kind of family that comes to such an occasion armed with a Taser, even though they're all worthy of their own interventions. Audiences will never guess all the surprises in this piercingly funny new play by Robert O'Hara (BootyCandy).

     

    “Easily one of the funniest plays of the year!  Plot [twists] that are so unbelievably bizarre and amusing that they really need to be experienced first-hand! “  Theater Mania

    “Turns the American domestic comedy on its head!” —  Variety

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The Boston Globe Raves About Barbecue!
"“Barbecue’’ toys with expectations and assumptions — about race, drugs, identity, recovery narratives, the traditional contours of the family drama, even the events unfolding before your eyes — before upending them. All is not as it seems in “Barbecue,’’ in either the narrow or broad sense."

Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe

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