August Wilson’s JITNEY (Franklin)

    Summer Shakespeare: August Wilson’s Jitney
    Set in 1970 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh at a makeshift taxi company, Jitney is part of August Wilson’s decade by decade cycle of plays about the black American experience in the twentieth century.

    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person). Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Blankets can sit closest to the stage, bleachers provided in the rear. Blanket space is lmited, so arrive early for best availability.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic.

    Want guaranteed seating or a premium experience?
    $100 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a gourmet picnic dinner. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $150 Royal Package Double Feature – Includes tickets to both Jitney and Twelfth NightClick here to access package price
    $40 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.

    Food trucks open.
    “Insight” featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities in Sump Coffee.
    Pre-show entertainment featuring Nashville musicians and entertainers.

    Weather Policy:  Royal or Noble tickets: email us at or call 615-852-6732 to reschedule your tickets at no additional charge.

    The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company founded in 1988. Heralded as a Nashville treasure, the NSF is beloved for its annual FREE Shakespeare in the Park productions in Centennial Park that have delighted audiences for more than a quarter century. The Nashville Shakespeare Festival also operates year-round educational programs, and an annual indoor Winter Shakespeare production at the Troutt Theater on the Belmont University Campus.

    Nashville Shakespeare Festival
    Thu, Sep 16, 2021 5:30 pm
    5:30 Vendors & Insight
    Fri, Sep 17, 2021 5:30 pm
    6:00 Preshow
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