Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog's BARBECUE, Opening Tonight at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer present the first production in their 2017 - 2018 season, Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, running now through September 30, with direction by Damon Kiely at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company. Opening night performance is tonight, August 28, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
A modern American family uses a summer barbecue as a pretext to ambush sister Barbara with an intervention. If you think "all families are crazy" is just a cliché, you've not spent time under the influence of the O'Mallerys. An afternoon in the park with these raucous siblings and you'll be challenging your own assumptions about family, race, and reality. The Chicago premiere of Barbecue by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara will have you laughing out loud and questioning how it's true that in America, you sometimes taze the ones you love.
The Barbecue cast includes Strawdog Ensemble Members John Henry Roberts and Kamille Dawkins with guest artists Kristin Collins, Celeste Cooper, Anita Deely, Barbara Figgins, Deanna Reed Foster, Abby Pierce, Terence Simms and Ginneh Thomas.
The Barbecue design team includes Strawdog Ensemble Members Costume Designer Aly Greaves Amidei and Sound Designer Heath Hayes with guest artists: Director Damon Kiely, Assistant Director Michael Burke, Set Designer Joanna Iwanicka, Lighting Designer Jared Gooding, Props Designer Leah Hummel and Dramaturg Taylor Barfield.
Photo Credit: Heath Hays
Abigail Pierce and Ginneh Thomas