Jaja's African Hair Braiding
221 N 6th St, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
Indiana State University Department of Theater
Please join the Indiana State University Department of Theatre for a viewing party of: JAJA’S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING by Jocelyn Bioh Thursday, November 16, 2023 7:00 PM Dreiser Theater 221 N. 6th Street A Live Stream from the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway. This show is free to attend, but seating is limited to 150 people. The show will begin at 7:00 PM. We recommend you arrive by 6:45 to choose your seats. Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. ABOUT THE PLAY: This dazzling world premiere welcomes you into Jaja’s bustling hair braiding shop 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). ISU alumna Melanie J. Lisby is the Production Stage Manager for this show!
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