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Jitney

Aug 31 - Sep 9 , 2017 DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

  • Pricing:
    $28, Sept 6th performance: $15
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Overview

Charlotte, NC, August Wilson’s Tony Award winning play, Jitney. 

It is 1977. In the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA, city officials intend to level a makeshift taxi dispatch office where neighbors have gathered for years. At a time when safe and comfortable transit was not guaranteed for African-American customers, Becker’s jitney car service has provided mobility and a modicum of respect for the community. Now his building has been identified as prime real estate for redevelopment, and Becker might just be forced out of business. Meanwhile, his estranged son has been released from prison and wants to come home. As pressure mounts, Becker is forced to reckon with powers beyond his control, and the ultimate test of forgiveness. Jitney is an “explosive” and “gripping” portrait of African American life and manhood from the pen of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning writer August Wilson, best known for fences. 

Pay what you can performance on Wednesday, 8/30/17 at 7:30pm.

Friday Sept 1st show is a 70's theme. Come enjoy the show dressed in your best 70's attire. There will be a reception prior to the show beginning at 6:00 PM

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