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August Wilson's Jitney

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Nov 22 – Dec 29, 2019

Mark Taper Forum

August Wilson's Jitney

2017 Tony Award® Winner
Best Revival of a Play

Best of the Year!

—Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s deeply funny play Jitney follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs in 1970s Pittsburgh. When the city threatens to board up the business, secrets are revealed, tempers flare, and the fragile ties that bind these lives together threaten to come undone. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Lackawanna Blues), this acclaimed Broadway production is “a joyfully intoxicating celebration.” —The New York Times

Critic's Choice!

A triumphant melding of acting and drama… among the finest productions of a Wilson play I’ve seen.

4 stars

A superb production…skillfully layering in humor and heartbreak.

Listen: A Conversation with Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson

August Wilson Monologue Competition

August Wilson Monologue Competition

Center Theatre Group has been the Los Angeles home for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition since 2011. More than a contest, the August Wilson Monologue Competition is an educational journey that includes that includes workshops where students hone their acting and storytelling skills; auditions with theatre professionals; and an introduction to Wilson and his work. Read More
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Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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On sale: Jul 17, 2019

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American Express® Card Member Performance

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 8pm

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Stage Talks

Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 22 Matinee

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Community Conversations

Center Theatre Group hosts Community Conversations, pre-show, moderated discussions with a panel of renowned experts, community opinion-makers, and cultural thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues, and ideas finding voice on our stages.

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