by August Wilson

January 22 – February 16, 2014


Portland Playhouse presents its fifth production from August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle: Jitney, a masterful, tension-filled play about a group of independent taxi drivers in a well-worn livery cab station in the mid-1970s. Regular cabs won’t travel to Pittsburgh’s Hill District, so small businessman Becker and his drivers provide taxi services for the city’s Black community. Now, Becker faces the possible closure of his building, and his son has just returned from prison. Can this community’s bond to one another be enough to help them weather a series of storms? Through detailed characters and finely wrought language, Wilson turns everyday experiences into poetry.

Don’t miss Portland Playhouse’s signature approach to Wilson, of which Portland Monthly wrote:

“If you like your drama strong and your performances intense, it’s unlikely that you’ll see a production this gripping… anytime soon.”


Please note: There is NO LATE SEATING for Portland Playhouse performances (even ones at the Winningstad Theatre!).
Tickets will be released at curtain (7:30pm or 2pm). 

Arts for All tickets are available at the box office on the night (or day) of the performance. A limited amount of tickets are available, so please arrive early and bring your Oregon Trail card. Friday and Saturday performances are not included.