Wilson has been revising Jitney, originally written in 1979, for regional productions for the past two years. The play, which takes place in 1977, is about the eccentric and sometimes desperate denizens of a Pittsburgh gypsy cab stand. The main conflict of the play is between a father and son who confront each other after years of separation (a common theme in Wilson's work). The Huntington production reflects the definitive version of the script, which will soon be published for the first time.
Jitney is Wilson's only full length show to not receive a Broadway production. Other plays by Wilson include: Seven Guitars, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
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-- By Sean McGrath