August Wilson's First Play Jitney: Portrait of African-American Life in the 1970s
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Over the course of one sultry evening, a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American icon Tennessee Williams sizzles with passion and greed. Learn More
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Featured review from Kathy
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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.