Joe Turner's Come and Gone: A Play in Two Acts


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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences comes Joe Turner's Come and Gone -- Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. "The glow accompanying August Wilson's place in contemporary American theater is fixed."--Toni Morrison When Harold Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man--in body. But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still, and the ...

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Nov 18, 2010

let's get magical

Of the three Wilson plays I've read, this one is perhaps the most mystical. That doesn't necessarily make it bad; but it may make it not everyone's cup of tea. Characterizations are clear and fun, and the writing is good. Mrs.H.

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