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The Office of Black Community Engagement Presents The Cast of August Wilson’s Jitney on Civic Plaza

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 8:00 AM to Saturday, March 2, 2024, 12:00 AM


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Enjoy a scene from the play, followed by an interview with the cast of Jitney!

Get set to be mesmerized by August Wilson's "Jitney." This Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, known for masterpieces like "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and "Fences," takes us on a ride through 1970s Pittsburgh. Directed by the talented Angela Littleton, this play unearths the compelling tale of a group of itinerant Black drivers providing vital taxi services to their communities. It's a story brimming with family conflict, the shadow of Vietnam, battles against addiction, and confronting the ever-present specter of racism in this terrific ensemble piece.

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