Jitney

Jitney

Jitney

A play by August wilson

The Old Vic
Thu 9 June 2022 - Sat 9 July 2022

2.30PM | 7.30PM

‘It don’t always turn out like you think it is. You don’t always have the kind of life that you dream about. You know what I mean?’

Jim Becker and his unlicensed drivers take the people of Pittsburgh Hill District where regular taxi cabs won’t – healing old wounds and tearing new ones as they pass the time in a condemned taxi rank between pick-ups.

Directed by Tinuke Craig (The Color Purple) and following an acclaimed run at Leeds Playhouse, August Wilson‘s (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) groundbreaking modern classic explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.

An Old Vic, Headlong & Leeds Playhouse co-production

This production is generously supported by the American Associates of The Old Vic

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Senator John Heinz History Center.

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