The first major New York revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come And Gone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis at the Henry Street Settlement, has been extended through Dec. 1.
The story of black Americans passing through a Pittsburgh boarding house on their way from the plantation South to the urban North in 1911, Joe Turner follows one traveler's quest for a mystical "Shining Man," who will deliver and transform everyone.
Produced by Woodie King's New Federal Theatre, the show stars Arthur French, Jerome Preston Bates, Kim Yancy Moore, Mike Hodge, Peggy Alston, Caroline Stefanie Clay, Chad Coleman, Joyce Lee, Ron Riley, Shakia Rashed and Aaron Beener. Sets are by Felix Cochren, costumes by Vassie Welbeck-Browne, lighting by Shirley Prendergast, music by Todd Barton.
Voted best play of the 1988 season by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Joe Turner ran three months on Broadway and was published by New American Library. This production was scheduled to close Sunday, Nov. 15, but, according to production spokesman Max Eisen, may even run past Dec. 1.
For tickets ($20) and information, call (212) 353-1176. -- By David Lefkowitz