Douglas Lyons’ Chicken and Biscuits Opens at Queens Theatre | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Douglas Lyons’ Chicken and Biscuits Opens at Queens Theatre The new family comedy from the playwright-actor, seen on Broadway in Beautiful, celebrates its opening night March 6.
Jennifer Fouche, Alana Raquel Bowers, Aigner Mizzelle, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Josh Adam Ramos, and Brendan Ellis in Chicken and Biscuits Dominick Totino

Queens Theatre celebrates the official opening of Douglas Lyons' Chicken and Biscuits March 6. The story of an African-American family forced to confront their skeletons head on, the new play began performances February 28 for a run scheduled through March 22.

In Chicken and Biscuits, Baneatta and Beverly attempt to put their sisterly differences aside to bury their father, Bernard. All is well at the funeral until it's revealed that Bernard had not just two daughters, but three.

Directed by Zhailon Levingston (Tina), the cast is made up of Jennifer Fouche (Chicago) as Baneatta, Robert G. McKay (When They See Us) as Reginald, Alana Raquel Bowers (What to Send Up When It Goes Down) as Simone, Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Ain’t No Mo) as Beverly, Josh Adam Ramos (Brideshead Obliterated) as Kenny, Brendan Ellis (Stupid F**king Bird) as Logan, Ashanti J’Aria (Disaster) as Brianna, and Aigner Mizzelle (Betty & The Belrays) as La’trice.

Originally written in residence at The Directors Company, Chicken and Biscuits has been developed at The Front Porch Readings Series, Queens Theatre's 2019 New American Voices Series, and Frank Silvera's Workshop at The Billie Holiday Theatre. The premiere is presented by arrangement with EclayRossie Productions, Blue Vista 725, Akous Entertainment, and The Directors Company.

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Production Photos: Chicken and Biscuits at the Queens Theatre


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