Jitney

RUNNING TIME
2hr. 30min.
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Jitney takes place in 1977, at the end of an era when urban renewal threatened to eliminate jitney service, which developed to serve the black community when taxis would not come to their neighborhoods. Jitney is a play about fathers and sons and brotherhood and love; loss and hope; and ultimately, community, told with passion that transcends all races. The work is part of the "Pittsburgh Cycle" of plays created by August Wilson about the 20th-century African-American experience in Pittsburgh.

Visit the Jitney website:

http://www.african-americanshakes.org/productions/jitney/