Sexy Comedy to Explore Black Gay Experience
By Brandon Voss
Playwrights Horizons will present the New York premiere of Bootycandy, out playwright Robert O'Hara's satirical comedy about a young gay black man's journey of sexual self-discovery.
Directed by O'Hara, Bootycandy begins performances August 22 and officially opens September 10 for a limited engagement through October 12 at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater.
Out actor Phillip James Brannon will star as Sutter, who embarks "on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes," according to press notes about the production. "A kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and black, Robert O'Hara's subversive, uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… Bootycandy."
The cast also includes Jessica Frances Dukes, Jesse Pennington, Benja Kay Thomas, and Lance Coadie Williams.
Brannon played gay off-Broadway earlier this year in the political family drama The City of Conversation.
Bootycandy, which is recommended for mature audiences only, had its world premiere in June 2011 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.
For tickets and more information visit PHnyc.org.