Drama by August Wilson
Directed by Vanessa Cunningham Sanders
Sun & Mon, July 29 & 30, 7 pm.
(Show Dates: October 18-28)
Regular taxi cabs will not travel to their areas in the 1970’s, so residents turn to jitneys (unofficial, unlicensed taxi cabs) that operate in their community. The play portrays the lives of jitney drivers at the station owned by Jim Becker.
This is an all African-American Cast
Youngblood: Jitney driver and Vietnam Veteran – Mid-Late Twenties
Turnbo: Jitney driver who is always interested in the business of others
Fielding: Jitney driver and former tailor, with a dependency on alcohol
Doub: Longtime Jitney driver and Korean War veteran
Shealy: Numbers taker who often used the jitney station as his base
Philmore: Local hotel doorman, recurring jitney passenger
Becker: Well-respected man who runs the jitney station – in his sixties.
Booster: Becker’s son, recently released from prison – in his early 40’s
Rena: Youngblood’s girlfriend and mother of their young son.
CREW VOLUNTEERS- are also invited to help out building and moving sets and other backstage duties. Come to auditions or contact the director at (517) 213-5235 - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Come prepared to read from the script. Perusal scripts are available at the Riverwalk Theatre Office, Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-5:30 pm.