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The Black Rep presents August Wilson's 'Jitney'

Thursday, May 19 | 7:00 PM

More dates through May 29, 2022

Edison Theatre
6465 Forsyth, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company continues its in-person 45th Anniversary season with "Jitney" by August Wilson, opening May 11 and running through May 29, 2022. Directed by Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep, previews begin May 11 at the Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis. 

"Jitney" is the eighth play in August Wilson’s ten-play Century Cycle which examines every decade of the 20th century and chronicles Black American history through the lens of The Hill District of Pittsburgh. Set  in 1977, Jitney takes on the devastating impacts of rapid urban renewal. As the city begins to shut down businesses - including the jitney cab station - to make way for new buildings, we meet five gypsy cab drivers as they struggle to survive. 

Tickets for "Jitney" are available online at www.theblackrep.org or by calling the Box Office at 314-534-3807. Reduced prices are available for groups of 12 or more and for the Intergenerational Matinee on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, with support from the Taylor Family and Trio Foundations. 

For everyone’s health and safety, everyone in attendance must be either fully vaccinated or must present a negative covid test result received within 72 hours prior to arrival. A Covid19 vaccination card or a negative test result must be presented upon arrival. Masks are required at all times while indoors. Even if you are seated in pods and distanced, masks must remain in place. The Black Rep will be using virtual playbills this season. For complete and up to date health protocols, please visit www.theblackrep.org. 

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