13 Jun 2022

Revival of August Wilson play Jitney ‘study of Blackness in and of itself’, says director

News Correspondent

It’s a play about community, about the lives of Black Americans during a time filled with uncertainty and instability.

August Wilson’s Jitney, one of a 10 part series chronicling Black life in Pittsburgh during the 20th Century, is about to open at London’s Old Vic, set inside a cab office during the 1970s.

Its director says the themes it raises are just as relevant today.