BARBECUE Runs April 13-30

Human Race Theatre Company
April 13-30
The Loft Theatre [Dayton]

Directed by Eboni Bell Darcy

Cast: Rico Romalus Parker* & Josh Aaron McCabe as James T, Burgess Byrd* & Darlene Spencer* as Lillie Anne, Marva Williams-Parker & Lisa Stephen Friday* as Adlean, A.J. Baldwin* & Mierka Girten* as Marie, Oluchi Nwokocha & Erin Eva Butcher* as Barbara

In this hilarious and devastating comedy by Robert O‘Hara, the four O’Mallery siblings have planned a barbecue picnic for their youngest sister, Barbara, but it is more of an intervention to confront her outrageous behavior and reckless drug and alcohol use. We soon learn that the entire family is a mess and each sibling is in need of their own intervention. Lillie Anne calls James “white trash,” maybe because he brought a Taser along just in case Barbara gets out of hand. The scene ends – blackout. When the lights return, so do the four siblings: same park, same situation, same personalities, but they are black instead of white. From that moment the two parallel families alternate, and the barbecue becomes raucous and unpredictable. Racial politics collide with family stereotypes, survival and America’s fascination with self-destruction as entertainment.

  • Thu-Sat, April 13-15 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 16 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Wed, April 18-19 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, April 20-22 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 23 at 2pm
  • Tue-Wed, April 25-26 at 7pm
  • Thu-Sat, April 27-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 30 at 2pm

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