“Robert O’Hara’s new play, “Barbecue,” is my idea of an American classic, or the kind of classic we need. Although its fecund imagination seems unlimited, the work wouldn’t exist if it didn’t have the junk of our times to feed on—and spit out.”
-Hilton Als with The New Yorker
A couple weeks back I had the pleasure of seeing Robert O’Hara’s BARBECUE, produced by Lyric Stage here in Boston. It was the first O’Hara play I’ve ever experienced. And boy was it fun! I was engaged the entire time and never knew what was going to happen next. Because I don’t want to spoil the experience for you, I can’t dive too much into the details. But what I can say is that the twists and turns the play takes are so refreshing and entertaining. The comedy feels so timely and utterly creative. O’Hara has introduced a new use of form to me–so inspiring. Each turn felt very specific and purposeful.
It’s definitely a production you don’t want to miss.
For more information, check out a link to Lyric’s production here: http://www.lyricstage.com/productions/production.cfm?ID=119