Bars and Measures

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Eric, a classical pianist, and Bilal, a jazz musician, are brothers by blood, united through a love of music but separated by prison bars. When Bilal’s trial reveals hidden secrets and unexpected truths, the young men are forced to ask whether their love, and music, can withstand betrayal? Inspired by true events, award-winning playwright and breakbeat poet Idris Goodwin’s acclaimed Bars and Measures is a moving play with music that reflects on faith, family, and politics with equal parts imagination and intensity.
“[A play] about kinship and allegiance: the messy, painful, tenacious bonds of family, and what you owe to your nation if it looks at you and sees the enemy.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

Production Information

Show Type
Approximate Running Time
75 minutes



Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Intimacy and Fight Direction
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Props Designer/Master