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 door… Jerrell Joseph
Molly Cunningham, a resident…Nicole Danielle Watts
Martha Pentecost, Herald Loomis’ wife…Veda Covington