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Joe Turner's Come
and Gone (1988)

Production still from Joe Turner's Come and Gone, 1988

August Wilson (Playwright)

27 March, 1988 – 26 June, 1988

           Joe Turner's Come and Gone, set in 1917,is a play by American playwright August Wilson. It is the second installment of his decade-by-decade chronicle of the African-American experience, The Pittsburgh Cycle. The play was first staged 1984 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut and opened on Broadway on 27 March 1988 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre—running for 105 performances. Set in 1917, the play is the story of Harold Loomis, who returns to Pittsburgh in search of his wife. He is haunted by the memory of bounty hunter Joe Turner, the man who had illegally enslaved him. Loomis is unable to fully embrace or release the past. (Source:; Wikipedia)

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