Family comedy ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ to open April 19 at TheatreSquared

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A new play fresh off Broadway is coming to Fayetteville.

The new show, a family comedy called Chicken & Biscuits, is set to open on Wednesday, April 19, with performances scheduled through May 14 at T2.

From the synopsis of the play:

Rival sisters, Baneatta and Beverly, are trying to bury their father without killing each other first. When a family secret is revealed at the church altar, decorum flies out the stained glass window. With fast-paced jokes that will have audiences rolling in the aisles—and Grandpa turning over in his grave—this dysfunctional family comedy is even more satisfying than its namesake.

Variety called the show, which was written by Douglas Lyons and debuted on Broadway in 2021, “a feast of a production,” and “both a Hallelujah and an A-mem.”

Chicken & Biscuits will be directed by Denise Chapman, who also worked in Clinnesha D. Sibley’s Love Be Like at the 2020 Arkansas New Play Festival.

“The one thing I’m really excited about this project is diving into the humanity of these characters,” Chapman said. “Comedy has this wonderful way of allowing us to see deeper into the human condition and find those painful places that we might not normally talk about. But since it’s wrapped up in a laugh, we can dive deeper into our shared human experiences in a way that we might be a little more apprehensive about doing in other situations.” 

The cast for the production includes actors Kathy Tyree, Michael A Jones, Robert Denzel Edwards, Justin Mackey, Tameka Bob, Jordan Taylor, Candace Jandel Thomas, and Maura Gale. The design team includes Katie An Siegel (stage management),  Marie Laster (scenic design),  Devario D. Simmons (costume design), Athziri Morales (lighting design) and Cameron M. Griffiths (sound design). 

Tickets to the show range from $20-$54. Discounts are available for students, and SNAP benefit recipient can purchase tickets for $1.

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