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August Wilson’s Jitney

January 18 - February 23

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

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August Wilson’s Jitney
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Summary

By August Wilson
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club

“A Glorious Production!”
The New York Times

The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered. His exciting work returns to our stage with the production that won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, directed by one of Wilson’s foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson. In 1970s Pittsburgh, the unlicensed cab drivers in a Hill District garage fight to save their business and their livelihoods as their neighborhood gentrifies around them. As the drivers strive to fulfill their hopes and dreams, Wilson’s bracing command of drama and thrilling sense of language conjure stage brilliance. Contains strong language.

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Events

Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminars

This series provides Old Globe patrons with an opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatre going experience. Each Insights Seminar takes place 90 minutes before curtain time on the Tuesday after performances begin, and includes an informal reception 30 minutes before the start. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Post-Show Forums

Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast members. Get the "inside story" on creating a character and putting together a professional production. Post-show forums are scheduled after select Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday, Feburary 4, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

 

Subject Matters

Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians and scholars. Subject Matters will ignite discussion, bring the play's concerns into sharp focus, and encourage you to think beyond the stage! Subject Matters discussions follow select Saturday matinee performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

 

Open Caption Performance

Open captioning is live text displayed simultaneously to the performance and does not require the user to have any special equipment for viewing the text. Please contact our Ticket Services Department at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) or Tickets@TheOldGlobe.org to purchase tickets within view of the captioning screen. Tickets for open-caption performances go on sale on the single-ticket on-sale date and are subject to availability. Support for open captioning is provided in part by TDF. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Reviews

“A Glorious Production!” The New York Times

“Grade: A!  A Gem of a Play, both timely and timeless.” Entertainment Weekly

“A consistently funny and absorbing evening.” The Washington Post

“With this production of Jitney, you’re not just watching a play; you are immersing yourself in August Wilson’s world.  And what a rich world it is.” BroadwayWorld

“Is there a more accomplished living interpreter of the plays of August Wilson than Ruben Santiago-Hudson?  The timing feels ideal to visit Wilson’s inimitably pulsating world with a peerless company of actors.” The Hollywood Reporter