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Part of the August Wilson Festival

August Wilson's Jitney

  • Credits

    Written by August Wilson
    Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

“Playful and poignant drama is a triumph”

— Guardian

“Joyfully intoxicating”

— New York Times

August Wilson’s Jitney opens Arena Stage’s season-long Festival celebrating the Pulitzer Prize-winning giant with Ruben Santiago-Hudson directing his 2017 Broadway production — recipient of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The dramatic story of a Pittsburgh jitney station, a symbol of stability, struggling against an oppressive lack of opportunity and unnerving neighborhood gentrification that threatens the way they live and work. The drivers resist powerful forces while coming to grips with their pasts to fulfill their own hopes and dreams for the future. Arena Stage’s presentation kicks off the National Tour of one of this great master’s masterpieces.

Jitney is generously sponsored by Dr. Donald Wallace Jones, Dr. Betty Jean Tolbert Jones and Tracey Tolbert Jones and R. Lucia Riddle.


Coming soon.






Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Thursday, October 3 at 8 p.m.

Audio Described
Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m.


Post-Show Discussions
Tuesday, October 1 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2 at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 17 at 8 p.m.