TheaterMania Logo
Home link

Becky Ann Baker, Constance Shulman, and More Rehearse Robert O'Hara's Barbecue

Kent Gash directs the new play at the Public Theater.

Becky Ann Baker, Samantha Soule, Constance Shulman, and Arden Myrin rehearse a moment from the Public Theater production of Barbecue.
(© Tammy Shell)

The Public Theater is getting ready to present the world-premiere play Barbecue, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy) and directed by Kent Gash. Performances are scheduled to run from September 22-November 1, with an official opening on October 8.

Constance Shulman and Paul Niebanck get ready to star in the Public Theater production of Barbecue by Robert O'Hara.
(© Tammy Shell)

The play is set at a family barbecue with the O'Mallerys. The family has staged an intervention for their drug-abusing sister Barbara at their local park, but the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities.

Arden Myrin, Constance Shulman, and Paul Niebanck raucously rehearse Barbecue.
(© Tammy Shell)

The company will feature Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Marc Damon Johnson (Radio Golf), Arden Myrin (Chelsea Lately), Paul Niebanck (A Picture of Autumn), Tamberla Perry (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), Constance Shulman (Orange Is the New Black), Heather Alicia Simms (As the World Turns), Samantha Soule (And I and Silence), Benja Kay Thomas (Bootycandy), and Kim Wayans (In Living Color).

Marc Damon Johnson and Kim Wayans share a tense scene together.
(© Tammy Shell)

Barbecue features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones.

Playwright Robert O'Hara and director Kent Gash discuss a moment in rehearsal.
(© Tammy Shell)

For tickets and more information, click here.

Loading...
Loading...