Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Center for Art & Theatre, Black Box Theater
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
“JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE” TO BE PERFORMED AT BLACK BOX
The second installment of August Wilson’s 20th century chronicle of the African-American Experience to be performed at Black Box Theatre in the Center of Art and Theatre.
Guest director Mical Whitaker returns to GSU to direct August Wilson’s award winning drama “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” Set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, the play is the second chapter of Wilson’s 10 play cycle of the 20th century for African-Americans, the migration and dispersion of their race and culture.
“Joe Turner” tells the story of a culture in transition, a new group of citizens heading north, going from—as they put it—“cain’t to can.” Wilson imagines an entire population, only 50 years out of slavery, as they try to find footholds in a land that keeps shaking them loose.
The show begins Wednesday April 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre and runs through April 18 with a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday April 15.
Ticket prices are $5.00 for students, $10.00 for faculty/staff, and $15.00 for general admission. To schedule interviews, photo shoots, or other press related activities please contact in advance. To reserve Tickets or get directions contact the Theatre Box Office at 912-478-5379.
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