Jitney

Closed
2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Oct 5, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

From the producers of the multi-award winning Ma' Rainey's Black Bottom, comes August Wilson's Jitney, the first of his 10 play cycle that illuminates the black experience in America during each decade of the 20th century. It's 1977 and Becker's life, like the world, is changing. His estranged son, Booster, jailed on a murder charge, is about to come home after 20 years. The office of his jitney (gypsy cab) service, like many areas of Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood, is about to be torn down. What unfolds for Jim Becker and the rest of the seemingly nameless and faceless jitney drivers is "the genius of a writer who made Kings of the common man and the worth of their stories ...legendary."