‘Jitney’ captures the Black experience

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ Five Black men held back tears, centering themselves around a question all too familiar to the Black-American experience: what now? A product of the literary genius of August Wilson, Jitney is a story that follows five African- American adult males as they struggle to maintain a jitney car service station. The play is set in 1977 Pittsburgh in a Black neighborhood plagued by the consequences of displacement, incarceration and gentrification. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park re-introduced Jitney to our culturally robust community on Oct. 15 and honors the work of director Thomas Douglas. The show … Continue reading ‘Jitney’ captures the Black experience