JITNEY rings through history with sharply specific portraits

JITNEY by August Wilson at Portland Playhouse

A cast with more depth and talent than the Seahawks’ defensive line. Stunning. Director G. Valmont Thomas carefully, tenderly shapes the strands of (mostly male) African American pain – and joy. Though it can take a while for Wilson to get where he’s going, when he arrives the payoff is mighty.

4-stars

Thru February 16