Broadway Center, The Conversation, Immanuel Presbyterian Blues Vespers, Northwest Playwrights Alliance and Washington State History Museum present
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Directed by Rosalind Bell
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Theatre on the Square
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is set in 1911 Pittsburgh. The owners of a boarding house play host to a makeshift family of guests who visiting during the Great Migration of the early twentieth century as descendants of former slaves moved in large numbers toward the industrial cities of the North in search of new jobs, lives and beginnings. The story is richly detailed, joyous, sad, and always hopeful.
Playwright August Wilson observes that "All theater goers have opinions about the work they witness." Join moderator Dexter Gordon for an opportunity to share your opinions and hear responses from the director and cast.
These Special Talk Back Sessions are supported by the Broadway Center and The Conversation in collaboration with the many community partnerships and community conversations that were part of bringing August Wilson's award winning Joe Turner's Come and Gone to the Broadway stage in Tacoma.
We invite you to explore and discover new events in the 2013-14 season. Ticket packages can be reserved through the Broadway Center Box Office. There are big shows coming to the stages this year and tickets will sell quickly. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 16, so be sure to order early.
The more shows you buy, the more you’ll save!
- Purchase 3 events and save 10%
- Purchase 5 events and save 15% PLUS receive one free parking pass per show
- Purchase 7 events and save 20% PLUS receive one free parking pass per show
To order your tickets, call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894. Or download and complete the order form and mail to: 901 Broadway, Suite 700 – Tacoma, WA, USA, 98402 or fax to: 253.591.2013.
“[A] drama of indisputable greatness”
“This play disarms its audiences with folksy chitchat and homespun comedy before it dawns on them that what they’re watching — in its subliminal sweep and symmetry — is close to epic poetry.”