December 5, 2018 – January 5, 2019
By Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
Design by Rae Smith
A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production
Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams’ dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Additional production support for Barber Shop Chronicles is provided by The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University and the Harvard University Center for African Studies.
“Joyous. Brilliantly acted. Life-affirming. Go.” – The Independent
ORGANIZER:American Repertory Theater