Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
Apr 24 - June 9, 2013
Mark Taper Forumat the Music Center downtown Los Angeles
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions and Parking
Target Young Audiences Performances
Direct Access Theatre ExperienceJune 1, 2013On Sale: Now
Tues., May 14, 2013Sun. matinee, May 26, 2013Tues., May 28, 2013
2 hrs 27 minsincluding intermission
Recommended for children age 13+Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
CTG Show Guide for Parents
– The Hollywood Reporter
"This powerfully acted production under the direction of Phylicia Rashad, is a gift for audiences hungering for theatrical nourishment... Fortified with history, politics and religion, the play bursts with the rituals of communal life" - More online- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
- The New York Times
- Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson
Phylicia Rashad sees reality reflected in August Wilson play. Read the Orange County Register article…
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.
See the play come to life in these recently released production photos. Click the multimedia tab above.
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Performances Magazine now available
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).
Read about the turn of the century history depicted in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Royale.