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Barbecue
  • Location: Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Address: 1700 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
  • Phone: (312) 335-1650
  • Dates: August 18, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Price: $35 - 45
  • 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.

    Since its world premiere, Barbecue has received critically acclaim. The Los Angeles Times said, “Ferociously funny! Barbecue raucously sends up the sociological pantomime — life as an award-seeking existential burlesque,” and “Wickedly delightful!” by TheaterMania.com. Variety’s review included, “Barbecue, shrewdly turns the formula for the American domestic comedy on its head.”

Barbecue
  • Location: Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Address: 1700 N. Halsted St.
  • August 18, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • $35 - 45
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday