'Jitney' Announces Full Cast Ahead Of Summer Opening

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Full casting has now been announced for Jitney ahead of its forthcoming summer engagement at the Old Vic . Jitney will begin previews on June 9th, with an opening night scheduled for June 15th, and performances will run until July 9th. Tickets to Jitney are currently on sale online and through the box office.

The play by August Wilson follows Jim Becker, the manager of a taxi-rank, and a group of unlicensed cab drivers who are working in the Pittsburgh Hill district. Jitney is one of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle of plays that document life in America during the 20th-century. Jitney is a snapshot of life in 1970s Pittsburgh.

The London cast of Jitney features Sule Rimi as Turnbo, Geoff Aymer as Doub, Dayo Koleosho as Philmore, Ejimofor as Shealy, Solomon Israel as Youngblood, Tony Marshall as Fielding, Leanne Henlon as Rena, Will Johnson as JIm Becker, and Leemore Marrett Jr as Booster. The understudies in the play are made up of Yolanda Ovide, Lindon Alexander, Lincoln Conway, and Blair Gyabaah.

Jitney will be directed by Tinuke Craig in a co-production between Leeds Playhouse and Headlong and features sound design and composition by Max Perryment, set and costume design by Alex Lowde, and lighting design by Elliot Griggs.

Performances of Jitney will be at the Old Vic from June 9th.

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