August Wilson's Jitney: Portrait of African-American Life in the 1970s
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All offers for Jitney have expired.
The last date listed for Jitney was Saturday October 13, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Court Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $50.00 - $65.00
- Our Price:
- $25.00 - $32.50
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Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "They've got a kind of blues symphony going on at the Court Theatre, with the redoubtable actor A.C. Smith conducting the August Wilson Repertory Orchestra." --Chicago Tribune (three and a half stars)
- "Among the many fascinating elements of Court Theatre director Ron OJ Parson's supremely well-rendered revival of Jitney ... is that you can feel every form of music at play." --Chicago Sun-Times (highly recommended)
- "With the coming wave of urban renewal, the fate of the Pittsburgh Hill District is as uncertain as that of the jitney drivers. These men don't just live in the city, they are the city. Ron OJ Parson's production excels at capturing the extensive history this makeshift family has shared on the streets." --Time Out Chicago (four stars)
- "Jitney marks the twentieth August Wilson production that director Ron OJ Parson has been involved with, and his learned compassion for the playwright, the players and the place is palpable and deep-rooted." --New City (recommended)
- "Kudos to Court Theatre and director Ron OJ Parson for mounting a superbly acted August Wilson drama." --Chicago Critic (highly recommended)
- "Under the brilliant direction of Ron OJ Parson, the ensemble cast and crew succeed in delivering an outstanding production." --Chicago Defender
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