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August Wilson’s Jitney

Student Matinee: March 19, 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.

Grade Level: 9th and up
EALR'S: History, Social Studies, Theater
Content Warning: Profanity

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