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Court Theatre stages ‘Jitney’ for CPS students

Updated: October 14, 2012 1:09PM

Out of school because of the teachers’ strike? Head to the theater. Court Theatre is offering free tickets to CPS students and their parents or guardians for a special Sept. 13 performance at 10:30 a.m. of August Wilson’s play, “Jitney,” directed by Ron OJ Parson. (A valid CPS ID is required.)

In a prepared statement, Stephen Albert, Court’s executive director said: “Every year Court invites thousands of CPS students to attend our productions as part of its educational outreach programs. Despite the strike, we want Court to remain a place where students, teachers and parents can benefit from and enjoy classic theatre.”

“Jitney,” set inside Becker’s car service, an unlicensed jitney station that serves the black community of Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1977, is recommended for high school students aged 13 and above. Please note: This offer is contingent upon the CPS strike still being active on Sept. 13th.

Court Theatre is located at 5535 S. Ellis in Hyde Park. For more information visit

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