‘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?’
Main image: L-R- Sule Rimi plays Tumbo, Leanne Henlon plays and Wil Johnson is Becker
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.
Read interview with actor Wil Johnson here: https://alt-africa.com/2022/06/08/interview-wil-johnson-talks-acting-career-a-quiet-life-away-for-the-city-and-his-role-in-the-much-anticipated-jitney-at-the-old-vic/
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.
An Old Vic, Headlong & Leeds Playhouse co-production
Alt has teamed up with the OLD VIC giving away 3 pairs of tickets.
Question: What is the surname of the writer of Jitney?
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2hrs 30mins plus a 20 min interval
SUITABLE FOR AGES
Suitable for ages 12+
PwC £10 Previews, £12, £20, £30, £40, £55, £65. Premium and Old Vic Plus tickets available.
PWC £10 Previews 9–14 June
BSL: Mon 20 Jun, 7.30pm
Relaxed (also audio described and captioned): Sat 25 Jun, 2.30pm
Captioned: Mon 27 Jun, 7.30pm
Audio described: Fri 01 Jul, 7.30pm (Touch Tour, 5.30pm)