Chicken and Biscuits

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December 31,


The remaining performances of Chicken and Biscuits have been postponed due to increasing health concerns related to the novel coronavirus. Learn more here.

Chicken and Biscuits, a new family comedy by composer-playwright and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), will receive its launch production at Queens Theatre, Feb. 28-March 22, 2020.

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. 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 EclayRossie Productions, Blue Vista 725, AKOUS Entertainment and The Directors Company.

Recommended for ages 10 and up


Friday, Feb. 28 at 8pm

Saturday, Feb. 29 at 2pm

Saturday, Feb. 29 at 8pm

Sunday, March 1 at 3pm

Friday, March 6 at 8pm (Opening Night)

Saturday, March 7 at 6pm

Sunday, March 8 at 5pm

Monday, March 9 at 7:30pm

Friday, March 13 at 8pm

Saturday, March 14 at 2pm

Saturday, March 14 at 8pm

Sunday, March 15 at 3pm

Friday, March 20 at 8pm

Saturday, March 21 at 2pm (Open Captioning)

Saturday, March 21 at 8pm

Sunday, March 22 at 3pm (Audio Description)

Cast of Chicken and Biscuits

         Alana Raquel Bowers                             

              Brendan Ellis                             

            Jennifer Fouche                             

            Ashanti J'Aria

         Ebony Marshall-Oliver                     

           Robert G. McKay                           

            Aigner Mizzelle                               

         Josh Adam Ramos