Audio Theater Review: 'Joe Turner’s Come and Gone’ at the Goodman

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CHICAGO – The late playwright August Wilson left a gift to the world in the form of his “American Century Cycle,” a series of plays each individually set in a decade of the 20th Century, focusing on the black experience. Chicago’s Goodman Theatre presents Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” now through May 19th, 2024 (click here).

HollywoodChicago.com Comedy/Tragedy Rating: 5.0/5.0
Play Rating: 5.0/5.0

“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” is set in the 1910s, only a couple generations past slavery, regarding a group of black folks at a boarding house, both living in and representing their era. The house is run by Seth and Bertha (Dexter Zollicoffer and TayLar), and contains semi permanent residents Bynum (Tim Rhoze) and guitar-playing Jeremy (Anthony Fleming III). One day, a stranger named Loomis (A.C. Smith) and his daughter Zonia (Kylah Jones) take a room. Their mission is a journey to find Loomis’s wife and the mother of Zonia, who has been missing for three years. This mission will consume everyone else in the boarding house.

“Goodman"
Through May 19th at the Goodman Theatre
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio review of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” …


The Goodman Theatre Production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” is at the theater, 170 North Dearborn Avenue in Chicago through May 19th, 2024. Featuring Dexter Zollicoffer, TayLar, Tim Rhoze, Anthony Fleming III, A.C. Smith and Kylah Jones. Set Design/Lighting Design by Linda Buchanan/Jared Gooding. Written by August Wilson. Directed by Chuck Smith. For more information on the Goodman Theatre, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
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