Before Uber or Lyft, there were “Jitneys.” The underground car service was once used by African-Americans who were refused service by mainstream cab companies. Set in the 1970’s, The acclaimed play, “Jitney,” written by August Wilson, gives the audience a behind the scenes look at this underground economy and the drama that unfolds within it.
Hosts Dometi Pongo and Marsha Lyles had a chance to catch the Congo Square Theatre’s production of “Jitney” and chat with the cast.
(Spoiler Alert: they loved it!)
When: Through Feb. 18
Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes