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One of August Wilson's shatteringly beautiful Pittsburgh Cycle plays, Joe Turner's Come and Gone follows the stories of inhabitants of a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911. The characters include a cranky proprietor and his nurturing wife, a conjure man, a traveling peddler, and one of Wilson's most haunting characters, Herald Loomis, a man searching for his lost wife to make him whole. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present.
"It is Wilson's epic vision, power and poetic sense that lift Joe Turner to strange and compelling heights." - New York Daily News
"A lovely, moving play." - New York Post
New African Grove Theatre Company
New African Grove Theatre Company is a community theater founded to encourage African-American participation and involvement in all aspects of theatrical production. Its mission is to provide a nuturing work environment for artist, encourage diverse culture, and increase public awareness of African-American theatre contributions. It carries on the spirit of the first African-American theater company in the United States, the original African Grove company, established by free blacks in 1821 in New York City.