"Jitney" as fundraiser for green building in East Cleveland

Submitted by Pat on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 15:55.

East Cleveland Theater presents "Jitney" by August Wilson.
Sunday, February 15, 2009.
Sponsored by Windermere Renaissance.

At a ramshackle taxi depot, the middle-aged men who drive unlicensed gypsy cabs, or "jitneys," strive to find honor and accomplishment amidst a landscape of diminishing opportunity. When the station owner's estranged son returns from 20 years in prison, their reunion unleashes two decades of brutal, raw emotion.

An American icon, August Wilson depicted the human condition like no other playwright of his time. His legacy lives on through his crowning achievement: a cycle of 10 plays chronicling the African American experience, each set in a different decade of the 20th century. Crafted over nearly 25 years, these works garnered Wilson myriad accolades, including a Tony Award and two Pulitzer Prizes. The Kennedy Center brought them together for staged readings of all 10 of Wilson's masterpieces, frequently dubbed, "The Pittsburgh Cycle," since all but one are set in the city of his youth.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to create a green, sustainable house in the City of East Cleveland.

East Cleveland Theater
14108 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112

VIP reception - 2:00 p.m.
Performance - 3:00 p.m.

$100 - VIP
$25 - General Admission

For information or ticket purchase, contact Dr. Patricia Blochowiak at (216) 229-9125.

Free parking at the East Cleveland Theater, East Cleveland Public Library, and Windermere United Methodist Church.