Music Hall Center presents August Wilson’s Jitney. Presented in partnership by Broadway In Detroit and The Detroit Public Theatre, performances are Nov. 12-16.
Jitney is the eighth play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle. It takes place in The Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1977, in a gypsy cab station, during Pittsburgh’s period of so-called “urban renewal.” Over the course of the play, the characters come in and out of their lives and pose questions about how they can heal past wounds and leap into a less-than-certain future. Please join us for this amazing story.
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of Play, August Wilson’s Jitney is directed by one of Wilson’s foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. The show was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club.
Performance times for August Wilson’s Jitney:
- Tuesday – Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.