August Wilson's First Play Jitney: Portrait of African-American Life in the 1970s
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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.