Barbecue

September 22 - November 1

Newman Theater

Member tickets:
September 22 – October 7: $30
October 9 – November 1: $40
Non-Member tickets start at $50 + fees


Running time: Approximately 2 hrs with one intermission

Post-show talkbacks: Tues September 29 and Thurs October 15

This production contains the use of strobes, smoke and the repeated use of clove cigarettes

Free for all First Performance: Tuesday, September 22

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Time Out CRITICS’ PICK
“An intervention with love, insults and whiskey. A RAWLY FUNNY new comedy!” 

– The New York Times
“HYSTERICAL"
– New York Magazine
"A WILD theatrical experience! EASILY ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR. One of the MOST SEARING appraisals of contemporary culture."
– TheaterMania
“ROBERT O’HARA’s CRUELLY FUNNY new play shrewdly turns the formula for the American domestic comedy on its head. A TERRIFIC ENSEMBLE!” 
– Variety
“This razor-sharp Public Theater production is a hoot, and you need a ticket, STAT!”
– New York Post

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) directs this wildly inventive new play that proves family can be a bigger vice than any other addiction.

All orders subject to $5 per ticket service fee and $2 per ticket facility fee. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, programs, venues, and performance dates and times are subject to change.

World Premiere 
BARBECUE
Written by Robert O'Hara

Directed by Kent Gash

Featuring Becky Ann Baker, Marc Damon Johnson, Arden Myrin, Paul Niebanck, Tamberla Perry, Constance Shulman, Heather Alicia Simms, Samantha Soule, Benja Kay Thomas, and Kim Wayans.

Scenic Design Clint Ramos

Costume Design Paul Tazewell

Lighting Design Jason Lyons

Original Music & Sound Design Lindsay Jones

Hair and Wig Design Leah Loukas