SOLD OUT: Barbecue by Robert O’Hara

FEB 22-MAR 2, 2024

$25 adult/$20 student

Taxes and fees not included.

Schedule and Details

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Feb 22, 20247:30 p.m.
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Feb 23, 20247:30 p.m.
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Feb 24, 20247:30 p.m.
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Feb 25, 20242 p.m.
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Feb 29, 20247:30 p.m.
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Mar 1, 20247:30 p.m.
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Mar 2, 20247:30 p.m.
Patrons Theatre
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC


At this barbecue don’t expect hamburgers, potato salad and cold drinks. This O’Mallery family get-together is ripped from reality TV. Five dysfunctional siblings gather at a fake barbecue to lure one of their own, the drug-and-alcohol-addicted Barbara (aka Zippity Boom), to an intervention, hoping to get her into rehab—though it soon becomes clear that they might all be candidates for intervention.

Robert O’Hara’s raucous and startling plot keeps you guessing. The playwright, winner of the NAACP Best Play and Best Director Awards, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies, and the Herb Alpert Award dishes up juxtapositions of race, social class, sibling hatred, and tear-jerking emotions perfectly turned into award-winning performance art, called “rawly funny” by The New York Times.

Director: Cliff Odle

Content Warning: References to drug use and addiction, profane language, mild violence, and situations that may produce inappropriate amounts of laughter and appropriate amounts of thought.

News & Features


UNCSA presents “Barbecue” by Robert O’Hara, a gripping exploration of a family intervention

The schools of Design and Production and Drama at UNCSA present “Barbecue,” a play by American playwright and director Robert O’Hara, about a dysfunctional family who stages an intervention during a gathering in the hopes of getting one family member into rehab. It will be directed by Drama faculty member Cliff Odle.


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