Hipp Unplugged: A Staged Reading Series

Robert O’Hara’s semi-biographical subversive comedy exploded onto the New York theatre-scene with a critically lauded production at Playwrights Horizons. 

Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. Playwright Robert O’Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscopic portrayal of growing up gay and Black. Uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… Bootycandy.

“Explosive. Insanely entertaining and completely engaging.” – New York Magazine, Read More

“Sassy and saucy! You may never think of the words ‘booty’ and ‘candy’ the same way ever again.” – New York Post, Read More

“Smart, searing, and sensationally funny.. Robert O’Hara reveals an important asset for a playwright to make his mark: fearlessness.” – The New York Times, Read More

“Funny, smutty, and enticingly subversive. A toxically satiric portrait of American life.” – Washington Post, Read More

“The punchline in O’Hara’s work? His recognition and dissection of that ill-fitting straitjacket called political correctness.” – New Yorker, Read More

“Outrageous… lively… O’Hara’s play is all the more powerful for being so fearlessly unpredictable.” – Los Angeles Times, Read More

PG-13: Language


by Robert O’Hara
September 12 at 7:00 pm on our Second Stage – Tickets $10

“Bootycandy” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

BOOTYCANDY World premiered in June 2011 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director, Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director) in Washington, D.C.
BOOTYCANDY was subsequently produced in May 2013 at the Wilma Theater Company (Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director)
BOOTYCANDY premiered in New York City in August 2014 at Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director).”

"The Hipp Unplugged reading series is a chance for the Hippodrome to explore stories we haven’t been able to put on our Mainstage, We can take chances and explore topics that are more challenging."

Artistic Director, Stephanie Lynge