The first act of Robert (Bootycandy) O'Hara's Barbecue consists of four scenes, two each in alternation, depicting a lower-class white family and a lower-class black family on what looks like a picnic in a shady Middle America forest preserve.
Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy is rude, raucous, vulgar and gloriously funny. It's a happy sign when established not-for-profits like Playwrights Horizons can offer such outspoken fare as mainstage offerings to their subscribers. In this case, one hopes it will pay off.
Booty Candy chronicles the travails of Sutter, a shy, disaffected, gay black youth who retreats into his private world after being shamed and ignored by his family. The play is structured in vignettes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood.