The cast of Robert O'Hara's Barbecue, directed by Summer L. Williams, at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
The cast of Robert O'Hara's Barbecue, directed by Summer L. Williams, at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
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Barbecue begins performances tonight at Lyric Stage Company. Summer L. Williams directs.

In Robert O'Hara's play, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister. They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. But that's only the beginning as familial and cultural stereotypes are stripped away.

Barbecue features Ramona Lisa Alexander, Sarah Elizabeth Bedard, Lyndsay Allyn Cox, Bryan T. Donovan, Jackie Davis, Adrianne Krstansky, Deb Martin, James R. Milord, Christine Power, and Jasmine Rush.

The creative team includes Jessica Pizzuti (scenic design), Tyler Kinney (costume design), Jen Rock (lighting design), and David Wilson (sound design).

Performances continue through May 7.

For tickets and more information, click here.