May 10, 2013
The Wilma Theater Season Closes With Obie Award-Winner Robert O’Hara’s Sassy Play Bootycandy, May 15-June 16
In an alternate universe where Willy Wonka serves up chocolate eroticism and sugared sensuality, it might not be difficult to imagine the perennial Gobstopper replaced by a treat called “Bootycandy.”
While it may not be hitting real-world snack shelves any time soon, Bootycandy will titillate your theatrical taste-buds as The Wilma Theater’s season closer, running May 15-June 16.
The play (and the title) sketch out scenarios loosely based on writer and director Robert O’Hara’s experiences growing up gay and African-American.
It’s sex-ed class given the vaudeville treatment, where characters jump from preaching at the church pulpit to digging up romance on the beaches of a deserted island.
Tickets for the month-long run are available online, but you can extend the experience with several post-show chats and a Tria wine tasting.
When: May 15-June 16
Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
More info: www.wilmatheater.org