Joe Turner's Come and Gone
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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
Southwest Arts Center
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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.