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Ties That Bind: Sierra Doyle-Rios plays Lillie Anne in BARBECUE

Tough love, raucous laughter and a healthy serving of family dysfunction are on the menu in Robert O'Hara's audacious comedy BARBECUE, which plays in the Firemen's Kitchen at HCT from February 23rd through March 9th.

Returning to the HCT stage in this fiercely funny production is Sierra Doyle-Rios as Lillie Anne.

Born in California, Doyle-Rios moved to Hickory when she was a child and has now lived in the area for "a while." She works as a Sewing Machine Operator for King Hickory Furniture, and enjoys knitting and gardening in her free time.

Whether rolling out high-heeled boots or giving the boot to power-hungry Scottish kings, HCT audiences know Doyle-Rios from her work in such productions as THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, MACBETH, KINKY BOOTS, THE PIRATE QUEEN, SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE JUNGLE FUN ROOM, HAIR, LEGALLY BLONDE, CHICAGO, and part of the Kay Award-winning Outstanding Ensemble in RAGTIME. Other area credits include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Old Colony Players, THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Green Room Community Theatre, and DRINKING HABITS at Foothills Performing Arts (for which she won a Best Character Actress Willy Award). As Doyle-Rios puts it: "My theatre career age can now legally vote."

Doyle-RIos is grateful for her Hickory Community Theatre family, and for the opportunity to explore new non-musical material in BARBECUE. "And I swear. A lot."

Performances of BARBECUE are Fridays and Saturdays, February 23rd through March 9th at 7:30 PM; Sundays, February 25th and March 3rd at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 PM. 

Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.

BARBECUE is rated R for adult language and mature subject matter.

The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Green Park Dentistry. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

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