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Barber Shop Chronicles (BAM)

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

From the show:

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).



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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December 9th, 2019
"'BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES' Showcases Salons as a Beacon of Hope for Contemporary Black Men"
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