Barber Shop Chronicles (BAM)
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Barber Shop Chronicles (BAM)
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Barber Shop Chronicles (BAM) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Funny, Delightful, Riveting, Resonant

About the Show

Part of BAM Next Wave, this piece from Nigerian-British playwright Inua Ellams weaves a tapestry of unfiltered stories about father-son relationships and black masculinity to an Afrobeat score.

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Lively, Touching, Cultural, Rhythmic, Masculine

See it if Conversations in African barber shops mixed w/lively “afro-beat” music & dancing. Stories of fatherhood, politics, women, work & loss.

Don't see it if You prefer a single narrative rather than a collection of slice-of-life fragments. Heavy accents are sometimes difficult to understand. Read more

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Confusing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like the idea of multiple, unrelated stories taking place in a common environment.

Don't see it if you have a lot of trouble with thick accents. I had a hard time understanding some of what was being said.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
December 4th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ Offers an Exhilarating Sanctuary: Inua Ellams’s energizing, globe-traveling play considers the barber’s chair as the black man’s confessional."
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BroadwayWorld
December 9th, 2019

"'BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES' Showcases Salons as a Beacon of Hope for Contemporary Black Men"
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