August Wilson's First Play Jitney: Portrait of African-American Life in the 1970s
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The Man From Earth is a thoughtful science fiction drama adapted from the 2007 film written by Jerome Bixby -- one of the most successful and prolific writers of science fiction's golden age. Bixby co-wrote the story that served as the basis for Fantastic Voyage, penned multiple episodes of the original run of Star Trek (including the classic "Mirror, Mirror" episode), and his story "It's a Good Life" was the basis for an episode of The Twilight Zone and was later featured in Twilight Zone: The Movie. Bixby's brilliant swan song, The Man From Earth centers on John Oldman, a history professor who suddenly decides to resign. When his colleagues show up at his home for an impromptu going-away party turned informal inquisition, Oldman is compelled to announce his extraordinary reasons for leaving. And what starts as a friendly gathering eventually builds to a shocking climax in this stage adaptation of a powerful sci-fi story. Learn More
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This was a quality performance of a work by a master playwright. The actors owned and cherished the characters they brought to life. I felt like a privileged outsider getting to sit in on their lives. This evening really delivered.
I haven't been to South Coast Rep since I had season tickets on Newport Ave. I like the intimacy of this venue, despite the large number of seats.
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I have now seen all but one in the cycle, and I stand in awe of the playwright's ambitious view of African American history on the micro and macro scales. This is a credible rendering of an incredible story. The jitney drivers, including their...continued
The play contains mild profanity and is suitable for audiences in middle school or older.