Two River's Jitney, With Tony Winner Chuck Cooper, Anthony Chisholm, J. Bernard Calloway, Opens Feb. 4

News   Two River's Jitney, With Tony Winner Chuck Cooper, Anthony Chisholm, J. Bernard Calloway, Opens Feb. 4
 
Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of artistic director John Dias and managing director Michael Hurst, presents August Wilson's Jitney, which officially opens Feb. 4 following previews that began Jan. 31.

J. Bernard Calloway and Chuck Cooper
J. Bernard Calloway and Chuck Cooper Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who is currently starring in Broadway's Stick Fly, the limited engagement continues through Feb. 19.

Jitney features Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life) as Becker, Tony Award nominee Anthony Chisholm (Radio Golf) as Fielding, James A. Williams (Radio Golf) as Doub, J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis) as Booster, Roslyn Ruff (Fences) as Rena, Brandon J. Dirden as Youngblood, Harvy Blanks as Shealy, Ray Anthony Thomas (Race) as Philmore and Allie Woods Jr. as Turnbo.

Jitney is the eighth play in Wilson’s ten-play cycle, which depicts the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.

Other members of the creative team include scenic designer Neil Patel, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Rui Rita and sound designer Leon Rothenberg. The production features original music by Bill Sims Jr.

Two River Theater's 2012 season will also include In This House (March 3–April 1); Maureen McGovern in Carry It On (April 3-22); and Alan Ayckbourn’s My Wonderful Day (May 15–June 3).

Two River Theater is located at 21 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank, NJ. For more information and tickets, call (732) 345-1400 or visit www.trtc.org.

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