Satirical Comedy 'Bootycandy' Explores Black Gay Experience

Got Bootycandy? Sorry, couldn't resist. Playwright Horizons will present the New York premiere of Bootycandy, the satirical comedy by out playwright Robert O'Hara about a black gay man's journey of sexual self-discovery.

The play, which will also be directed by O'Hara, will begin performances on August 22 before officially opening on September 10 for a limited engagement through October 12 at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater.

Out actor Phillip James Brannon (pictured above) 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."

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