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    Jaja's African Hair Braiding Tickets

    Step inside an NYC hair salon and meet the women who work, gossip and find friendship there, in the world premiere of Jocelyn Bioh’s play.

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    Step inside Jaja’s busy hair braiding salon in New York City and meet the bubbly, bustling people who work there in the world premiere of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding on Broadway. Lucille Lortel Award winner Jocelyn Bioh’s latest play is a smart, deft and moving story about community and identity, making its debut at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this year.

    About Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

    Jaja’s hair salon in Harlem is the place to go. Head inside and you’ll see a lively group of West African immigrant braiders getting to work. They’re experts at crafting masterpieces on top of women’s heads, and they’re popular too. Over the course of one stifling summer’s day, love blooms, dreams blossom and secrets are shared. Below the surface, the precarious nature of their lives is always simmering, and it is about to boil over. Soon, this tight-knit community must confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of a place they call home.

    Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Creative Team

    This witty and touching new play is written by Ghanaian-American playwright Jocelyn Bioh. Bioh’s satirical comedy School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play won the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and her other works include Nollywood Dreams.

    Bioh received huge praise for School Girls, with critics on both sides of the pond hailing it a “gleeful African makeover of an American genre” (New York Times) and a “clever comedy [that] leaves a stinging afterburn” (The Guardian UK). Audiences can expect even more of her smart writing and skillful handling of complex themes - all layered with witty and rounded characters that spring off the stage - in Jaja’s African Hair Braiding.

    The show is directed in New York by Whitney White. White is an Obie Award-winning director whose credits include Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, for all the women who thought they were Mad Off-Broadway and The Amen Corner at Shakespeare Theatre DC.

    Don’t Miss Tickets for Jaja’s African Hair Braiding on Broadway

    Don’t miss this dazzling world premiere on Broadway! Bursting with eclectic and unforgettable characters and a story that will pull you in with heart, warmth and fun, Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is a must-see new play this Fall.

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    Jaja's African Hair Braiding Tickets

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    Rated Excellent
    Performance dates:
    26 Sep 2023 - 29 Oct 2023
    Running time:
    1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    TBC. Under 4s not permitted.

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    Show Times

    Monday - -
    Tuesday - 7.00pm
    Wednesday 2.00pm 7.00pm
    Thursday - 7.00pm
    Friday - 8.00pm
    Saturday 2.00pm 8.00pm
    Sunday 2.00pm -
    How Long is Jaja's African Hair Braiding?
    Jaja's African Hair Braiding running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Matinee Shows
    Jaja's African Hair Braiding matinee performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 3.30pm.
    Evening Shows
    Jaja's African Hair Braiding evening performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 8.30pm or start at 8.00pm and finish at 9.30pm.
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