True Colors-Alliance Theatre's Jitney Will Star Broadway's Chisholm, Williams and Young

News   True Colors-Alliance Theatre's Jitney Will Star Broadway's Chisholm, Williams and Young
 
Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm, Ellis "Skeeter" Williams and Cedric Young will star in August Wilson's Jitney, a co-production by Atlanta's True Colors Theatre and the Alliance Theatre.

Derrick Sanders, who assistant-directed the Broadway productions of Wilson's Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean, will stage the production that runs May 2-30 at True Colors' Southwest Arts Center, prior to bowing at the Alliance Theatre June 5-27.

In addition to Chisholm (Broadway's Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Two Trains Running), Williams (Broadway's Once On This Island, Requiem for a Heavyweight) and Young (Broadway's Radio Golf, The Song of Jacob Zulu), Jitney will feature Tracey Bonner, E. Roger Mitchell, Eric Moore, Yaegel Welch, Geoffrey D. Williams and LaParee Young.

"A boisterous gypsy cab station offers a poetic thrill ride look into the vitality of life in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1977," press notes state. "A son returns home after twenty years imprisoned to face his father whose station is threatened with demolition. Battling the forces of urban redevelopment, the motley crew of drivers plan, dream and muse in this rich blooded humorous testament to August Wilson’s enduring legacy."

Jitney will have set design by Leslie M. Taylor, costume design by Reggie Ray, lighting design by Joseph Futral and sound design by Justin Ellington.

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