Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles, CA)

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Joe Turner’s Come and Gone: Phylicia Rashad Directs the Historical Drama

Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles, CA)

Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad directs Joe Turner’s Come and Gone from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. Part of Wilson’s 10-play cycle chronicling the experience of African-Americans in the 20th century, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone was a Tony nominee for Best Play in 1988. Set in the dawning days of a century without slavery, this historical drama finds Herald Loomis — haunted by seven years on a chain gang — in Pittsburgh searching for his wife and a new life.

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