Centering around two African American brothers, this new drama from Urban Stages explores the love of music, brotherhood, and faith. More…
From the show:
Bars and Measures tells the story of two African American brothers. One a classical pianist, concert performer, educator. The other a jazz bass player/composer. One a Christian. The other a Muslim. One living in freedom. The other in jail. Separated by bars, the brothers try to reconcile their differences through the language they know best. Music!!! A journey through faith, family, melody and time.
See it if If you want very good staging, acting was also good. A story of 2 brothers/ different religions talking and philosophizing about life & rel.
Don't see it if Islamic rants are not your thing. It takes approach that they are victims which is confusing. If you dont like political shows.
See it if you have the view that"someone" flew into the towers on 9//11. One brother keeps giving reasons why he gave money to a terrorist group.
Don't see it if you believe that there is no excuse for giving money or support to terrorists or if you don't like political rants.
See it if you like jazz, & would like show on 2 brothers' testy relationship, 1 Muslim, charged w/ terrorism. Great set.
Don't see it if you're sick of theater laced with political rants & lies, or know anything about Islamic ideology & its basic commitment to violent jihad.
See it if you appreciate "based-on-a-true-story" scenarios involving two brothers; you dig music as a metaphor (esp. in regards to classical and jazz)
Don't see it if you're fairly socially aware and looking to deepen your knowledge of the prison-industrial complex or our country's rampant Islamophobia.
Also Memorable Quote: "How do you pray for your enemy with broken hands?"
See it if Drawing a blank... Perhaps if interested in music composition and or jazz but even then it's slow.
Don't see it if Looking for a show with stakes, clear characters, cogent set ups, and defined relationships.