Jitney by August Wilson
9 June – 9 July 2022

Old Vic

Jitney by August Wilson, Old Vic
Jitney by August Wilson, Old Vic

‘It don’t always turn out like you think it is. You don’t always have the kind of life that you dream about. You know what I mean?’ 

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. 

Directed by Tinuke Craig (The Color Purple) and following an acclaimed run at Leeds Playhouse, August Wilson’s (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) groundbreaking modern classic explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America. 

Cast includes: Geoff Aymer, Leanne Henlon, Wil Johnson, Leemore Marrett Jr and Tony Marshall. An Old Vic, Headlong & Leeds Playhouse production

NEED TO KNOW: Jitney by August Wilson is a the Old Vic from 9 June to 9 July 2022