If you haven't yet seen August Wilsons' 1984 play, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, then there's no time like the present. Theatre tickets are available to see the show's
current production in downtown Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum. Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this intriguing tale tells
the story of a group of spirited lodgers living together in Seth Holly's a boardinghouse. Audiences and critics agree that
this is a must-see show, but don't wait too long to order your tickets, because Joe Turner's Come and Gone will be coming
and going all too quickly! Hurry over to StubHub today to secure your seats!
American playwright August Wilson wrote Joe Turner's Come and Gone as part of a decade-by-decade project to document the
African-American experience, called The Pittsburgh Cycle. The play was first staged 1984 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
in Waterford, Connecticut and four years later, it had its Broadway debut at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it enjoyed
a 105-show run. Directed by Lloyd Richards, the cast included Delroy Lindo as Herald Loomis and television and movie star,
Angela Bassett, as Loomis's wife, Martha. It's been almost two decades since the, and this beloved Broadway show is back and
better than ever! Come experience Broadway theatre
at its best when the show makes its way to the west coast!
For those who are unfamiliar with the play, here is a bite of background. Joe Turner's Come and Gone is the second in a
series of August Wilson's The Century Cycle, which chronicled the struggles and lives of African Americans in the 20th century.
Set in the second decade of the 20th century and chronicles the lives of a few freed former enslaved African Americans in
the North and deals with the conflicts of racism and discrimination. These dramatic issues are just as relevant today as they
were twenty years ago, and those who appreciate African American history are sure to enjoy this thought-provoking show. Now
you can save time and money by ordering your national
tour tickets directly from StubHub today!
The title Joe Turner's Come and Gone gets comes from the refrain of an early blues song called "Joe Turner." Speaking of
songs, musical plays an important role in the play, since music within the community seems to be a pivotal social catalyst.
Many of the play's character either play an instrument or sing, for example: Seth plays the harmonica, Jeremy plays the guitar,
and Zonia and Bynum both sing within the play. The play incorporates a "Juba dance," which is meant to be reminiscent of the
ring shouts of the African slaves, a call and response dance. Wilson made a point to show how song is a way for the African
Americans to relate with one another and continue their relationship with their heritage. Secure your musical tickets at StubHub today!
Come enjoy one of the most memorable African American plays of all time, when Joe Turner's Come and Gone is staged at LA's
marvelous Mark Taper Forum, with its state-of-the art 739-seat thrust stage! There's no better play to see this classic story
come to life, so make sure to score your Mark
Taper Forum tickets now!