Excellent and Unique! Strawdog Theatre Company presents Barbecue at Steppenwolf (September 2, 2017)

Three siblings decide to have an intervention for their sister at a summer barbecue. Their sister is on crack and they have had enough. They decide that she must either go to rehab or they will cut her off completely. In the production, after 10 minutes or so, the lights go out and the cast completely changes. However, the characters (wearing the same outfits) remain the same. It starts with an all-white family and then switches to an all-black family. After another 10 minutes, it switches back to the white family. It’s very unique and the audience’s minds are spinning while trying to figure out what is happening.

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The acting in this production is excellent. It doesn’t take long before we recognize this a family with some history trying to figure things out. It may seem like it would be confusing to switch the cast back and forth. However, the actors do such a good job becoming the characters that the story moves along smoothly. It doesn’t hurt that the writing is fantastic too.

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Get tickets now for Barbecue through September 30th!

Also, read a conversation with Playwright Robert O’Hara and Director Damon Kiely here.

Quinn Delaney

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