SOON COMING L.A.: August Wilson's masterpiece 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone.'
“A DRAMA OF INDISPUTABLE GREATNESS. It is magically larger than life and exactly, precisely life size.”
--- The New York Times.
IT’S AUGUST 1911 as the Great Migration brings a revolving band of strangers to the door of Seth and Bertha Holly’s Pittsburgh boarding house. Lost souls migrating to the industrial North in search of work, a new life, somewhere to belong.
In this historic drama, part of ten celebrated works chronicling the African-American experience of the 20th Century, two-time Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner August Wilson says “They arrive carrying Bibles and guitars, their pockets lined with dust and fresh hope.”
With so many forces at work — mystical, emotional, financial — and the looming fear that Joe Turner will spirit them away back to the oppressive South — this unlikely family of strangers must forge new identities together or alone in this extraordinary drama helmed by Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad (director of last season’s triumph A Raisin in the Sun at the Kirk Douglas Theatre).
If you're in the LA area do yourself a favour and RUN don't walk to see 'Joe Turner's Come And Gone,' April 24th - June 9th, 2013 at the Mark Taper Forum! 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
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