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August Wilson's Jitney

March 8 – 24, 2024
Directed by Angela Littleton

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Regular taxi cabs will not travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District of the 1970s, and so the residents turn to jitneys—unofficial, unlicensed taxi cabs—that operate in the community. This play portrays the lives of the jitney drivers at the station owned by Jim Becker. 

The play is the eighth in Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle.  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. Themes of father/son conflict, the Vietnam War, racism and addiction fill this powerful ensemble work.  August Wilson is the author of The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences, and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.  He won two Pulitzer Prizes in Drama, a Tony award, Drama Desk Award, Academy Award and NY Drama Critics’  Circle Award .

This production is sponsored by the NM Black Leadership Council and the City of Albuquerque Office of Black Engagement,

THE CAST

Gene Corbin, Dachary Vann, Marcus Ivey, Nicee Wagner, Darryl De Loach, Finnie Coleman, Mack Leamon, Steven Higgins, and Daniel Turner.  Kenneth Davis Jr. and Laura Nino Martin are understudies

 

Director Littleton says “I'm looking forward to bringing August Wilson to Albuquerque.  I'm sure the power of his words will resonate with many people. I hope that people will see themselves and their own relationships in these characters."

Pay What You Will: March 10, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Talkback: March 17, 2024 at 2 pm

      

Check out the interview with director Angela Littleton and actor Darryl Deloach on
NM Living

 
Thank you to the donors of Jitney Raffle Basket items:

K'Lynn's Cajun Fusion Restaurant, Rio Rancho
Baskets of Africa, 2nd Street, ABQ
Waffle House

 
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