Jitney (play)

Jitney (Play)

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Jitney is a play in two acts by August Wilson. The eighth in The Pittsburgh Cycle, this play is set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in early autumn 1977.


Jitney was first produced at the Allegheny Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1982, and next at the Public Theater, Pittsburgh, in 1996 with direction by Marion McClinton, at the Crossroads Theater in New Jersey in spring 1997, directed by Walter Dallas, and at the Huntington Theatre, Boston, in the fall 1998, again directed by McClinton.Rawson, Christopher.Pittsburgh Post-Gazete (post-gazette.com), June 25, 2000

Jitney opened off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre on April 25, 2000 and closed on July 2, 2000. Directed by Marion McClinton the cast featured Anthony Chisholm (Fielding), Paul Butler (Becker) and Carl Lumbly (Booster). Jitney was first written in 1979 and set in 1977; it was rewritten and expanded in 2000.

The play premiered in London at the National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, from October 16, 2001 through November 21, 2001, directed by McClinton.

The play has been performed in regional theatre, for example at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. in 2001, Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. in 2007, and the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. in 2008....
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