Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre

Trustus Theatre kicks off Season 33: EYES OPEN with Robert O'Hara's Barbecue on the Thigpen Main Stage this September. Leading off with an intervention, not-so-skillfully masquerading as a family get together in the local park, Barbecue brings together a family, each with their own form of addiction, trying to wrangle the most addicted sister into a rehabilitation facility. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!

The O'Mallery's, a white family, have congregated together in the town's local park under the pretense of a family barbecue, a ruse devised by one sibling to bring out their reckless, drug-addicted sister for an intervention. Suddenly, in the middle of the first scene, the lights go down and come back up to reveal the same O'Mallery's, with the exception that they are all black. What follows becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell - and maybe even believe - about who we were and who we've become.

Barbecue is written by playwright Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy) and will be directed by Ilene Fins.

Join Trustus Theatre for an incredibly unique evening in the theatre as they introduce the work of one of America's most exciting contemporary playwrights to Columbia. Celebrate the opening of Season 33 and Barbecue on Friday, September 8th from 6-8pm with a block party outside of the theatre on Lady Street. Bone-In Barbeque food truck will be in attendance in addition to happy hour drinks in the Trustus Theatre bar, music, and plenty of fun!

Barbecue will run from September 8 - September 23, 2017 and tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre
The cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre
The cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre
The cast of BARBECUE at Trustus Theatre

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