Chicken and Biscuits, a new comedy filled with heart, soul and a little bit of shade, by composer-playwright and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), will receive its launch production at Queens Theatre, Feb. 28-March 22. In Chicken and Biscuits, Baneatta and Beverly attempt to put their sisterly differences aside to bury their father, Bernard. All is well at the funeral until it’s revealed that Bernard had not just two daughters, but three. Baneatta’s son Kenny also brings his white boyfriend to the funeral, knowing he’s not exactly welcomed. Wig pins loosen, as truths emerge, leaving this African-American family to confront their skeletons head on; naturally with lots of love, shade, and prayer along the way. Originally written in residence at The Directors Company, Chicken and Biscuits’ development includes The Front Porch Readings Series, Queens Theatre’s 2019 New American Voices Series, and Frank Silvera’s Workshop at The Billie Holiday Theatre. The 2020 Queens Theatre production will be directed by Zhailon Levingston (Tina), in arrangement with Blue Vista 725, EclayRossie Productions, AKOUS Entertainment and The Directors Company.
Performances: February 28 – March 22, 2020
Opening Night: March 6
Ticket Price: $25.00 ($20 QT Members, discounts for seniors/students).
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Queens Theatre, formerly Queens Theatre in the Park and before that Queens Playhouse is an American professional theatre, located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, NY. Queens Theatre is a 31 year old performing arts center offering a range of performances and programs that reflect and serve the most diverse county in the world – Queens – at accessible prices, in a fully accessible venue. In addition to offering education programs for children (including one designed specifically for students learning English as a New Language) and senior citizens, QT launched a major initiative to advance the inclusion of disabled people in the performing arts – increasing accessibility services at performances, offering a groundbreaking professional training program for disabled actors, presenting shows designed to be inclusive of children on the autism spectrum, hosting a national convening on the topic that drew together stakeholders – artists, producers, funders, and advocates dedicated to disability inclusion.
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