Just an FYI, there’s precious little time remaining if you want to catch August Wilson‘s Jitney at Brooklyn’s The Gallery Players theater. The Gregory Simmons-directed production stars Lawrence James, Terrence Charles Rodgers, Lawrence Winslow, Gil Charleston, Kwaku Driskell, Franck Juste, Iman Richardson, Barry L. Johnson, and Ivan Moore.
Set in 1977 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh that is served by a makeshift taxi company, August Wilson’s Jitney is a beautiful addition to the author’s decade-by-decade cycle of plays about the black American experience in the twentieth century. The men who drive gypsy cabs, or “jitneys,” strive to find honor and accomplishment in a harsh world. When the station owner’s estranged son returns from prison, their reunion unleashes two decades of brutal, raw emotion.
The remaining performances are as follows:
- Thursday, March 31 at 8:00pm
- Friday, April 1 at 8:00pm
- Saturday, April 2 at 2:00pm – matinee
- Saturday, April 2 at 8:00pm
- Sunday, April 3 at 3:00pm – final performance
Tickets range in price from $14-18 and you may purchase them here.
All photos by Bella Muccari.
The Gallery Players
199 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Prospect Ave (M, R)
9th St-4th Ave (F, M, R)