If the two Barbershop
movies taught us anything, its that black people spend a lot of time in barbershops doing other things besides getting their hair cut. The Cleveland Play Houses Cuttin Up
looks at the shops social significance in African American communities. Charles Randolph-Wrights play is based on anecdotes provided by real-life barbers. It celebrates my Uncle Howard and the legacy of men like him, says Randolph-Wright. They may seem ordinary in who they are or what they do, but they are extraordinary in how they do it -- with dignity, with charm, with humor, and with elegance.
Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 3. Continues through Feb. 25