MULTI ETHNIC THEATER
MET is a project of Theater Residencies, Incorporated (TRI ), a California non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
JITNEY
Goldstar Audience Comments
       Eleven separate comments from the first three weeks of performance.

I was particularly taken with this performance because I am a native of Pittsburgh, PA, but I think
that the general SF audience would enjoy this powerful piece.

Acting was excellent and the play was intriguing. It is great to have an opportunity for local African
American actors to perform - would like to see more of that for people of color. I did feel some parts
of the play did not add anything and could have been cut out but that is more of a comment for the
playwright than for the director or actors. I look forward to seeing future plays in this series where
each play takes place in a different decade.

This is a strong production with an accomplished cast in an intimate setting.

This was very well cast and very well acted. The cast earned a standing ovation. This play takes its
time to warm up. It is well worth it though will some stellar acting especially between the father and
son before the intermission. The nosy character is also a hoot. The premise of the play is not super
stellar. Mainly go to see the acting. It is not often that such a high caliber cast is seen in such a
small venue.

In retrospect, this story,
Jitney, tells a story of yesterday 70's that is relevant today. The differences
are minuscule in theory, but magnified by the numbers of a culture who still have the same issues of
'making a decent living' for their families and themselves. The cast of stars' performances were so
natural as though they breathed every line spoken and felt the impact of the story's meaning. These
stars are part of the many stars not ever recognized. My rating is 9 stars reflecting the number of
stars performing.

August Wilson is such a fine and important playwright. It's a pity his life ended young. One expects
that future plays would have only enhanced his story telling and his capacity to build denouement
and tension, that results in remarkable theatre. The Multi Ethnic Theater Production of Jitney is
superb, a large (9 actor) cast, working as an ensemble, sustains the plot development as well as
sub-plot that explore complex and difficult dyad relationships. Wonderful acting and shrewd direction
in the small space of the "in the round" theater works, and graphs the attention of the viewer
throughout. Go see it.

Amazing writing and equally amazing acting by a small non-profit theatre company that should be
applauded loudly for bringing this gem to the Bay Area.

Surprisingly comfortable venue. Actors were very good and it certainly held its own with other
performances of August Wilson's plays done by Lorraine Hansberry Theater or Marin Theater
Company.

This is a wonderful play, I do not understand why it is not produced more often. It has been the one
play out of Wilson's series of ten that I had not seen. Not only was I overjoyed to be able to see it, I
was thrilled that it has a wonderful cast, is expertly directed and is in an intimate theater, so the
audience can closely experience the dialogue and drama.

The ensemble cast was terrific, the play of course another brilliant masterpiece of August Wilson's.
Theater is small, run down and intimate, a true gem hidden in the city.

I enjoyed the play thoroughly and thought the production and acting in this very intimate place were
very good considering the tiny resources of this company. I would strongly recommend it to anyone
who is interested in good theater and in hearing August Wilson's authentic and flowing language
rhythm.