Bars and Measures
BY IDRIS GOODWIN
DIRECTED BY WEYNI MENGESHA
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere presented by The Theatre @ Boston Court
NOMINATED FOR 3 LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
Two brothers, both musicians. The classical pianist is Christian. The jazz bassist is Muslim. When Bilal is accused of being a terrorist and jailed awaiting trial, Eric tries to stay connected by pushing aside his own classical aspirations in order to learn big brother's jazz style. Separated by prison bars and religious convictions, the brothers scat and be-bop through their shared language of music. As his brother's trial progresses, Eric becomes disillusioned and struggles to decide if he believes the charges levied against his beloved older brother, or if false accusations make him a beleaguered martyr to a prejudiced, paranoid nation.