Jitney
Hardback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559363044Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 220mm x 143mm£25.00
First Staged:
Allegheny Repertory Theatre, 1982

Jitney (US edition)

By August Wilson

Hardback £25.00

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Set in a run-down firm of mini-cab drivers in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1977, Jitney is part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

Jitney was first produced at the Allegheny Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1982. It was later revised by August Wilson, and opened Off-Broadway in 2000. It was performed at the National Theatre, London, in 2001, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Play. Its Broadway premiere came in 2017.

This hardback edition includes a foreword by Ishmael Reed.

'Wilson's greatest triumph is the creation of his characters. His characters are complex and human. He captures the small talk as well as the philosophical musings and poetry that go on whenever black men gather' Ishmael Reed, from his Foreword

Press Quotes

'Prepare to be blown away... a wonderful play, tough, tender, bursting with life, love humour and pain... few playwrights alive today can match the eloquence and the passion of this one'

Telegraph
Hardback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559363044Publication Date:
10 Apr 2008
Size: 220mm x 143mm£25.00

Also by August Wilson:

Two Trains Running
Jitney
The Ground On Which I Stand
King Hedley II
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Gem of the Ocean
Seven Guitars
The Piano Lesson
King Hedley II
Radio Golf
Radio Golf
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Fences

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