Jitney $15.99

August Wilson

Published by Nick Hern Books

8 Male 1 Female

Jim Becker and his unlicensed drivers take the people of Pittsburgh Hill District where regular taxi cabs won't - healing old wounds and tearing new ones as they pass the time in a condemned taxi rank between pick-ups

August Wilson's groundbreaking modern classic explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America

Jitney received its British premiere at the National Theatre in 2001, when it won the Olivier Award for Best New Play


"Soaring, profound and fantastically vibrant… More than perhaps any other contemporary dramatist, Wilson writes real people, living real lives" ~ Time Out New York

"Jitney, a masterful and garrulous piece of naturalism, is a play of rending and mending, an exploration of how we rip apart ourselves, each other, the fabric of a city, and how we might then go about patching what we have torn" ~ Guardian

"Rich, poignant drama" ~ Telegraph

"A powerful, intense study of characters tackling problems caused by class, race and generational divide" ~ The Stage

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