The Wizard of Hip, or When in Doubt Slam Dunk


The non-stop comic journey of Afro Jo... An African American “everyman” as he travels from adolescence to adulthood in search of the ultimate state of “hip”, a place of comfort and peace in an ever confusing and changing world...a fast paced journey crossing boundaries of race, class and gender. After 15 cities and an off-Broadway run, Wizard of Hip returns almost 30 years later, a little grayer, a little older, and hopefully a little wiser, but still crackling with the revelatory journey that made it an audience favorite more than two decades ago.

Presented by MetroStage

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$55 - $60

Discount Tickets Available Save $15 for performances August 18-27 using the code HIP15

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Box Office Phone: 703-548-9044

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 08/17/2017 - 09/17/2017
Sunday 03:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 03:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Thomas W. Jones Afro Jo
Kanysha Williams Girl 1
Jasmine E Coles Girl 2
Production Personnel
Thomas W. Jones II
Thomas W. Jones II
Set Designer
Carl Gudenius
Musical Director
William Knowles
Lighting Designer
Alex Keen
William Knowles
Projections/Media Designer
Robbie Hayes


1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Getting There

  • Braddock Road (Blue/Yellow Lines)


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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