CPCC Theatre presents August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone as Part of Sensoria


CPCC Theatre will present August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone on April 10th – 19th in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus as part of the college’s Sensoria Festival.  August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is directed by Corlis Hayes.

Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author’s series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

Seth Holly, owner of the boardinghouse……Sidney Horton

Bertha Holly, his wife….. Lillie Ann Oden

Bynum Walker, a root worker…Willie J. Stratford, Jr.

Rutherford Selig, a peddler…Tom Scott

Jeremy Furlow , a resident…Dominic Weaver

                          Devin Clark (Performs Sunday, April 12; Thursday, April 16)

Herald Loomis, a resident…Jonavan Adams

Zonia Loomis, his daughter…Jade Skipper

Mattie Campbell, a resident… Tracie Frank

                           Briana Parks (Performs Friday, April 17)

Reuben Mercer, a boy who lives next doorJerrell Joseph

Molly Cunningham, a resident…Nicole Danielle Watts

Martha Pentecost, Herald Loomis’ wife…Veda Covington

Tickets are available at the SunTrust Box Office at 704-330-6534 or online at CPCCTix tix.cpcc.edu 24/7 or at the door.. Special rate for all students $5.00 with valid ID.