Robert O'Hara’s acclaimed Off-Broadway play Barbeque, about a family barbeque that devolves into an intervention, begins performances September 6 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, A Boy and His Soul, Fear the Walking Dead, Selma) directs the production that officially opens September 16 for a run through October 16.
The cast includes Cherise Boothe, Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky.
Here’s how the play is billed: “The grill is hot, the beer is chilled and the table is set for a typical O’Mallery family barbecue. But when their drug-addicted sister Zippity Boom arrives strung-out and out of control, her siblings have finally had enough — enough beer, enough whiskey and enough pills to confront her. Their ham-handed intervention ignites the fuse of this raucous and rollicking new comedy that skewers our warped view of the American family.”
The production has set design by Sibyl Wickersheimer, costume design by Kara Harmon, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu and sound design by Lindsay Jones.
For tickets, visit GeffenPlayhouse.org.