Jitney

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Previews Began: December 28, 2016

Opening Night: January 19, 2017

Closing Night: March 12, 2017

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Playwright: August Wilson

Music: Bill Sims, Jr.

Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last.

CAST

Harvy Blanks                                                      Shealy
Anthony Chisholm                                           Fielding
Brandon J. Dirden                                             Booster
André Holland                                            Youngblood
Carra Patterson                                                    Rena
Michael Potts                                                    Turnbo
Keith Randolph Smith                                          Doub
Ray Anthony Thomas                                     Philmore
John Douglas Thompson                                    Becker

Understudies: Jerome Preston Bates (Becker), Brian D. Coats (Fielding, Shealy, Philmore), Mandi Masden (Rena), Stephen Tyrone Williams (Youngblood, Booster)

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