Jaja's African Hair Braiding

On a red background, the show title "JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING" in bold yellow sans serif font to the left, and the top of a Black woman's head shows her eyes, forehead and large braided updo on the right. On the bottom of the image, a purple stripe contains the words "BY JOCELYN BIOH" and "DIRECTED BY WHITNEY WHITE" in yellow and purple font and a red Manhattan Theatre Club logo.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

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Run Dates

October 03, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Upcoming Scheduled Events

October 15, 2023, October 21, 2023

Running Time

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Show Description

This dazzling world premiere welcomes you into Jaja’s bustling hair braiding salon in Harlem where every day, a lively and eclectic group of West African immigrant hair braiders are creating masterpieces on the heads of neighborhood women. During one sweltering summer day, love will blossom, dreams will flourish and secrets will be revealed. The uncertainty of their circumstances simmers below the surface of their lives and when it boils over, it forces this tight-knit community to confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of the place they call home. This extraordinary new play is by the award winning Ghanaian-American playwright Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play) and will be directed by Obie winner Whitney White (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord).

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Standard Tickets


October 03, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, loopSystem, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

For Show Times, see Performance Schedule above.


Wheelchair

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(866) 300-9761
Hearing: Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(212) 399-3000
Hearing: Loop Systems

Hearing-aid compatible devices are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(212) 399-3000
Closed Captioning

I-Caption device 3 weeks after opening. Equipment provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(212) 399-3000
Audio Description: Pre-recorded

D-Scriptive device 3 weeks after opening. Equipment provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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(212) 399-3000

Open Captioning Tickets


October 21, 2023

Saturday @ 2:00 PM


Audio Description: Live Tickets


October 15, 2023

Sunday @ 2:00 PM

A touch tour will also be offered.


Theatre Details

Address

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42

By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchair Info: 8 seats available for wheelchair seating.

Elevator\Escalator: An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.

Parking: Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778

Box Office: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm

Restroom: The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.

Water Fountain: Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.

Telephone: On lower and Mezzanine levels.