Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1970s
Settings Of Play - Early fall, 1977. A gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Winner! New York Drama Critics Award for Best New Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play.
August Wilson is the recipient of the 1986 Whiting Award for Drama.
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." - New York 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
Jitney premiered at the Allegheny Repertory Theatre in 1982.