Jitney: A Play in Two Acts
Characters: 8 male, 1 female
Set in 1970 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh that is served by a makeshift taxi company, Jitney is a beautiful addition to the author's decade by decade cycle of plays about the black American experience in the twentieth century.
"Explosive... Crackles with theatrical energy."-N.Y. Daily News
"Could be described as just a lot of men sitting around talking. But the talk has such varied range and musicality, and it is rendered with such stylish detail, that a complete urban symphony emerges.... Drivers return from jobs with stories that summon an entire ethos.... Throughly engrossing, Jitney holds us in charmed captivity."- New York Times
"Comic, soulful and immensely moving."-Time Out
"A transport of delight! So vividly written ... it keeps you steadily amused, concerned and moved."-New York Magazine
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best New Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play.
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Review: Jitney (The Century Cycle #8)User Review - Drew - Goodreads
This was the first August Wilson play I ever saw (in an unforgettable production at the Union Square Theatre) but I'd never read the script itself until now and it's just as wonderful on the page as ... Read full review
Review: Jitney (The Century Cycle #8)User Review - Mike - Goodreads
With Jitney, I found a return to real richness of character that I felt was lacking in Two Trains Running. There's a kind of timelessness to the story and except for the references to different wars ... Read full review