The Radical Buffoon(s)


Regionally Premiered March 2019


By Robert O’Hara

A F#@%ked Up Family Comedy
Directed by Jon Greene & Torey Hayward
March 21st - April 13th

Performances at
The Fortress of Lushington
2215 Burgundy Street, New Orleans

Run time: 2 hours, including an intermission
Bar and Concessions available

This show contains foul language, drug use, & triggering subjects. Not appropriate for under 15.


A satire sharper than a gator's tooth; Barbecue follows the O'Mallery siblings (portrayed as parallel black and white families) as they set up a barbecue-cum-intervention for their youngest (and wildest) sibling. Of course nothing is what it seems in this “fun-house mirror” (NOLA Advocate) that drags everyone over the coals. 

Directed by Jon Greene & Torey Hayward

Mahalia Abéo Tibbs & Natalie Boyd, Zondra Howard & Chrissy Jacobs, Wayland Cooper & James Yeargain,
Naomi Daugherty & Natasha Brown, Tenaj Jackson & Rebecca Leigh

Set by Bunny Lushington
Lights by Diane Baas
Costumes by Aya Designs
Sound by Kyle Sheehan
Props by Megan Kosmoski

Stage Managed by Lizzy Smith

About The Playwright

ROBERT O’HARA has received the NAACP Best Director Award, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, two Obies and the Oppenheimer Award. He directed the world premieres of Nikkole Salter and Danai Gurira’s In the Continuum, Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy, Kirsten Childs’ Bella: An American Tall Tale, as well as his own plays, Mankind, Bootycandy and Insurrection: Holding History. His recent plays Zombie: The American and Barbecue world premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival. His recent directing projects include, Kirsten Child’s Bubbly Black Girl at City Center/Encores Off Center, the Universes’ Uni/Son, inspired by the poetry of August Wilson at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He holds a Directing MFA from Columbia University.

Photo by ZAK DEZON