PHOTO CALL: Garrett Morris, Angela Bassett, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and More Celebrate L.A. Opening of Joe Turner's Come and Gone
By Krissie Fullerton
10 May 2013
August Wilson's Joe Turner’s Come and Gone officially opened May 8 following previews that began April 24 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.
Directed by Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, the cast of Joe Turner's Come and Gone features Skye Barrett, Gabriel Brown, Keith David, January LaVoy, Vivian Nixon, Nathaniel James Potvin, Raynor Scheine, Erica Tazel, John Douglas Thompson, Glynn Turman and Tony winner Lillias White. The play, according to press notes, "is set in 1911 in a Pittsburgh boarding house, where tenants come and go, forming a community that is altered time and time again. The daily routine of meals, conversation, gossip, arrivals and departures, and the changes that occur within this fluid grouping of people, is set against a great tide of Americans of African descent, only 50 years out of bondage, who are moving toward the industrial cities of the North in search of economic opportunity, lost family members and new beginnings."