American Stages’ “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” opens to standing ovations and is now a Theatre Tampa Bay Recommendation! Make your reservations now before it sells out. This is the 10th and Final Installment in American Stages August Wilson Century Cycle Series
“Has the haunting power of a ghost story…Electrifying.” -The Washington Post
American Stage’s production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” marks a historical turning point in the theatre’s history by being one of only 12 theatres that has produced all of Wilson’s American Century Cycle plays. And L. Peter Callender’s flawless direction makes the experience seem like a passionate, mercurial evening of watching a dynamic jazz ensemble, with each artist bellowing their own harmonic solo. – Splash magazine
Join us for the epic conclusion of American Stage’s journey through August Wilson’s Century Cycle. In a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay – some for days, some longer. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South, and a mysterious stranger searching for his wife. One of the most spellbinding and emotionally rich plays in the Cycle, JOE TURNER shines a light on America’s newly freed men and women determined to take their rightful place in a new world.
How do you discover your identity when your heritage has been stolen from you?
Scenic Designer: Scott Cooper*
Lighting Designer: Joseph P. Oshry*
Costume Designer: Frank Chavez
Properties Master: Jerid Fox
Sound Designer/Production Stage Manager: Rachel Harrison*
This production runs through February 19th. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.americanstage.org. or call (727) 823-7529.
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