August Wilson's Jitney
By August Wilson
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Originally presented at Manhattan Theatre Club
February 28 – March 29, 2020
Bagley Wright Theater
In the 1970s, when licensed cabs would not visit Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Jim Becker sets a ride-service to meet the needs of his community. Faced with the devastating news that the city is about to shut down their business, this extraordinary group of survivors confront the circumstances that bind and divide them. The eighth in August Wilson’s trailblazing, decade-by-decade cycle of plays, Jitney is a winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Olivier Award for best play and is a stirring portrayal of Wilson’s black American experience of the 20th century.
“An eloquent portrayal of black struggle reaffirming Wilson’s place among the towering greats of American drama”