The great migration of African-Americans from the farms of the South to the cities of the North is captured in this drama of folks passing through a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911. One of them is on a special quest, to find a mystical "Shining Man." When a threatening stranger arrives, he suspects his quest may be at an end.
Harold Loomis has just finished serving seven years of hard labor and has journeyed north to Pittsburgh. Young daughter in tow, Harold arrives at the boarding house filled with characters ready to aid, or hinder, his search for inner freedom.
This revival, set 1911, this is the second play in August Wilson's towering 10-part, decade-by-decade account of African-American lives in Pittsburgh.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone opened at the beautiful Belasco Theatre on April 16, 2009 and will enjoy a closed run ending June 14, 2009.