Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience in association with Brava present Robert O'Hara's
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
Robert O'Hara's semi-biographical subversive comedy Bootycandy follows the story of Sutter as he embarks on an outrageous odyssey of his boyhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes, in a kaleidoscope of meta-theatrics that weave a portrait of growing up black and gay in America. Unfolding in a series of short scenes, sermons, and sketches, Bootycandy interrogates the intersection of blackness, queerness and artistry.
Dates & Times
Wednesday, Feb 15 – 7pm Dress Preview
Thursday, Feb 16 – 7pm Dress Preview
Friday, Feb 17 – 8pm Press Preview
Sunday, Feb 19 – 7pm Opening Night & Reception
Monday, Feb 20 – 7pm Industry Night
Friday, Feb 24 – 8pm
Saturday, Feb 25 – 8pm
Sunday, Feb 26 – 3pm
Thursday, Mar 2 – 7pm
Friday, Mar 3 – 8pm
Saturday, Mar 4 – 8pm
Sunday, Mar 5 – 3pm
BACCE brings you the Bay Area premiere of Bootycandy featuring an all-star ensemble: Kehinde Koyejo, Rotimi Agababiaka, Indiia Wilmott, Aaron Wilton, and AeJay Mitchell as Sutter. Meet the cast!
Robert O’Hara is an accomplished playwright and director. His play Antebellum won the 2010 Helen Hayes for Outstanding Play and is published in two anthologies. His play Insurrection: Holding History, had its World Premiere (directed by O’Hara) at the New York Shakespeare Festival and a West Coast Premiere at American Conservatory Theatre. The piece received the Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play and was subsequently published by both TCG and Dramatist Play Service. O’Hara’s Etiquette of Vigilance was produced in the Steppenwolf First Look Festival, and ACT/Zeum recently produced his play Good Breeding. As a director, O’Hara received an OBIE Award for his direction of the World Premiere of the critically acclaimed In the Continuum at Primary Stages. He directed the World Premiere of Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), co-production at McCarter Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival, and has directed at the Magic Theater CTG/Kirk Douglas Theater, Alliance Theater, and City Theater, as well as directed the critically acclaimed World Premiere of Bootycandy at Woolly Mammoth. O’Hara wrote and directed the Black horror movie The Inheritance (available on Netflix) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts.
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