Phone: (612) 338-6131
There are two ways to see a mainstage performance:
1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show!
Ample parking is available in the ramp at 19th Ave & Riverside just two blocks from Mixed Blood. Parking is also available in the lot on 4th Street (pre-pay kiosk) and at metered spots on surrounding streets. Click for more details.
by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II
September 30 - October 16, 2016
Featuring Jevetta Steele, Regina Marie Williams, Sue Scott, Stephen Yoakam, Bonni Allen, Aimee K. Bryant, Lolly Foy, Sandra Struthers, Dana Lee Thompson, and Thomas W. Jones II
Barbecue is a darkly funny new play that turns the traditional family comedy on its head, forcing hilarious and uneasy revelations about the assumptions we make about poverty, race and social class.
The whiskey-swilling, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed O'Malley family has gathered in the park to stage an intervention disguised as a barbecue for their sister Barbara, whose drug use has spiraled out of control. With an intervention plan learned from reality television, the siblings bicker and argue about the family’s history and their own addictions as they wait for the guest of honor. Barbara’s arrival reveals a stunning twist that leaves audiences alternating between shock and laughter.
What begins as a slapstick comedy of the drunk leading the drugged transforms into a larger story of race, class, and America’s appetite for misery as entertainment.
ASL Interpreted and Audio Described performance on Saturday, October 1, 5pm.
Projected supertitles in Spanish on Saturday, October 1, 8pm.