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Joe Turner's Come and Gone - Full Length Play, Drama

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

August Wilson

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573691423

"Gives haunting voice to the souls of the American dispossessed." - The New York Times

"It is Wilson's epic vision, power and poetic sense that lift Joe Turner to strange and compelling heights." - New York Daily News

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play - August, 1911. Pittsburgh.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

August Wilson is the recipient of the 1986 Whiting Award for Drama
Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author's series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

REVIEWS

"Gives haunting voice to the souls of the American dispossessed." - The New York Times

"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

Joe Turner's Come and Gone was first presented at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut on April 29, 1986. Directed by Lloyd Richards.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting

SETH HOLLY - owner of the boarding house
BERTHA HOLLY - his wife
BYNUM WALKER - a root worker
RUTHERFORD SELIG - a peddler
JEREMY FURLOW - a resident
HERALD LOOMIS - a resident
ZONIA LOOMIS - his daughter
MATTIE CAMPBELL - a resident
REUBEN MERCER - a boy who lives next door
MOLLY CUNNIGHAM - a resident
MARTHA LOOMIS - Herald Loomis' wife
Author
August Wilson

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of the descendants of Africans in North America, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century, forming the ... view full profile

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