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Hot dogs cook on an outdoor grill at a park while beer cans and pill bottles surround the base of the grill
The Human Race Theatre Company Presents

Barbecue

Apr 13 - Apr 30, 2023

Description

In this hilarious and devastating comedy by Robert O‘Hara, the four O’Mallery siblings have planned a barbecue picnic for their youngest sister, Barbara, but it is more of an intervention to confront her outrageous behavior and reckless drug and alcohol use. We soon learn that the entire family is a mess and each sibling is in need of their own intervention. Lillie Anne calls James “white trash,” maybe because he brought a Taser along just in case Barbara gets out of hand. The scene ends – blackout. When the lights return, so do the four siblings: same park, same situation, same personalities, but they are black instead of white. From that moment the two parallel families alternate, and the barbecue becomes raucous and unpredictable. Racial politics collide with family stereotypes, survival and America’s fascination with self-destruction as entertainment.

BARBECUE manages to roast its raw characters, while at the same time basting the audience in juicy observations about race and class, truth and authenticity, and modern addictions, including to fame.” – Jonathan Mandell, New York Theatre

Age Recommendation

This show is for ages 18 and up.

Accessibility

Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit DaytonLive.org.

Health & Safety

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Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074.

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Showtimes

Day
Date
Time
Thursday
Apr 13, 8:00PM
Thursday
Apr 13
8:00PM
Friday
Apr 14, 8:00PM
Friday
Apr 14
8:00PM
Saturday
Apr 15, 8:00PM
Saturday
Apr 15
8:00PM
Sunday
Apr 16, 2:00PM
Sunday
Apr 16
2:00PM
Sunday
Apr 16, 7:00PM
Sunday
Apr 16
7:00PM
Tuesday
Apr 18, 7:00PM
Tuesday
Apr 18
7:00PM
Wednesday
Apr 19, 7:00PM
Wednesday
Apr 19
7:00PM
Thursday
Apr 20, 8:00PM
Thursday
Apr 20
8:00PM
Friday
Apr 21, 8:00PM
Friday
Apr 21
8:00PM
Saturday
Apr 22, 8:00PM
Saturday
Apr 22
8:00PM
Sunday
Apr 23, 2:00PM
Sunday
Apr 23
2:00PM
Tuesday
Apr 25, 7:00PM
Tuesday
Apr 25
7:00PM
Wednesday
Apr 26, 7:00PM
Wednesday
Apr 26
7:00PM
Thursday
Apr 27, 8:00PM
Thursday
Apr 27
8:00PM
Friday
Apr 28, 8:00PM
Friday
Apr 28
8:00PM
Saturday
Apr 29, 8:00PM
Saturday
Apr 29
8:00PM
Sunday
Apr 30, 2:00PM
Sunday
Apr 30
2:00PM