Phylicia Rashad Will Direct Keith David, January LaVoy, Lillias White in LA Production of Joe Turner's Come and Gone
By Andrew Gans
Casting has been announced for August Wilson's Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which begins previews April 24 prior to an opening May 8 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.
Directed by Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, performances will continue through June 9.
The cast 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.
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone has set design by John Iacovelli, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes and sound design by Cricket S. Myers. The production also features musical composition by Kathryn Bostic, and the production stage manager is David Blackwell.
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."
Tickets are available at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or by calling (213) 628-2772.
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