Joe Turner's Come And Gone

Joe Turner's Come And Gone

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by August Wilson
     
 

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Drama / Casting: 6m, 5f / Scenery: Interior Sets

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

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Drama / Casting: 6m, 5f / Scenery: Interior Sets

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.

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573691423
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
774,708
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

August Wilson is the most influential and successful African American playwright writing today. He is the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, The Piano Lesson, King Hedley II, Ma Rainy's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney and Radio Golf. His plays have been produced all over the world.

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Joe Turner's Come and Gone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi! I am working on this play. I can honestly say that this play is wonderful and easy to work with. In this play I am working with over 38 people. And I hope that our production comes out great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IF you love work by the famous August Wison, then you'll love this book. It is a drama about love, abandonment, judgements, and life in Pittsburgh. The characters all have lives that are all connected some how in this house that is owned by Seth. Go get it people you won't regret this experience!