by Evan Linder & Andrew Hobgood
directed by Sarah Provencal
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
May 10 – 26
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
produced by Charlotte's Off-Broadway
Who cares if the beef is organic? The world is ending!

Three couples gather on the back deck of a very modest suburban home for a mid-summer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their home decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. Their guests don't help matters: Ash is a successful but annoying yuppy; his wife, Lulu, likes to get very drunk, very quickly. Win mistakes his obnoxious confidence for charm, and his new girlfriend, Glory, is just too young and beautiful to be tolerated. As the world literally falls apart during their terrible, little barbecue, the only way to measure success is by survival or extinction.


The audience favorite from Charlotte’s Off-Broadway’s recent "Page to Stage" series of readings at Camp North End, BARBECUE APOCALYPSE is receiving a full production at the Warehouse PAC. Audiences looking for a hilarious comedy as sharp and tangy as barbecued raccoon need look no further!

“A hilarious frenzy of existential angst.”

Barbecue Apocalypse

by Matt Lyle

directed by Anne Lambert

starring Julia Benfield, Jenn Grabenstetter, Max Greger, Conrad Harvey, Greg Paroff, Cole Pedigo, and Becca Worthington

Regular: $25
Seniors/Students: $18
Box Office: 704.619.0429
Thurs. 5/10   7:30 pm
Fri. 5/11         8:00 pm
Sat. 5/12        8:00 pm
Thurs. 5/17   7:30 pm
Fri. 5/18         8:00 pm
Sat. 5/19        8:00 pm
Thurs. 5/24   7:30 pm
Fri. 5/25         8:00 pm
Sat. 5/26        8:00 pm
*adult themes and language
Thurs. 5/10 is a Pay-What-You-Can preview! Donations accepted, reservations encouraged!
“You may want to see it twice just to hear all the lines you missed the first time.”
- Dallas Voice

“BARBECUE APOCALYPSE is a tasty nine-layer dip of comedy commentary about the slippery matters of marriage, adult friendships and career failure (real or perceived).”
- Dallas Observer

“It could have been enough for Lyle to set the entire play at this awkward, weird, and painfully honest barbecue; he still would have ended up with an engaging lark that’s sitcom-funny. But then he decides to end the world.”
- D Magazine

Warehouse Performing Arts Center

9216-A Westmoreland Road
Cornelius, NC 28031


Box Office & General Info: 704.619.0429