NY PREMIERE
Barber Shop Chronicles
Dec 3—Dec 8, 2019
 
Theater

Barber Shop Chronicles
Fuel/National Theatre/Leeds Playhouse
By Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani

BAM DEBUT

 

Lagos. Johannesburg. Accra. Kampala. Harare. London.

Six radically different cities, all united by a familiar place where you can get more than just a good trim. Barber Shop Chronicles conjures the sacred space where discussion ranges from politics to family to soccer to Tupac.

Nigerian-British playwright Inua Ellams weaves a rich tapestry of unfiltered stories about father-son relationships and black masculinity, set to an Afrobeat score. This runaway international sensation is “a joyous piece of theatre” (The Independent).

 

Design by Rae Smith
Lighting design by Jack Knowles
Movement direction by Aline David
Casting direction by Louis Hammond CDG
Sound design by Gareth Fry

Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre.
Development funded by Arts Council England with the support of Fuel, National Theatre Studio, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Binks Trust, British Council ZA, Oran Morand A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

 
Recommended for ages 14+
 
RUN TIME
1hr 45min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $35
 
ACCESSIBILITY

Thursday, December 5 performance features Open Captioning by c2. For more information and access to specific seating locations, contact BAM ticket services at info@BAM.org or 718.636.4100.

Saturday, December 7 at 2pm performance features ASL interpretation. Learn more at HandsOn.org.

 
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Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The SHS Foundation and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

“throbs with energy and heat...This is a show full of sadness and great joy.”
— THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (UK)
“[Feels like] an impromptu jam session or block party that’s moved indoors because of rain.”
— LOS ANGELES TIMES
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