August Wilson's
Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

7:00 PM

August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century.

Join us for an historic series in The Greene Space as an extraordinary cast of actors and directors — many who worked directly with Wilson — gather to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays in August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

Directed by Phylicia Rashad. See full cast list below.

The live video webcast of this reading is not available for on-demand viewing. Select plays will air on WNYC and public radio stations across the country in spring of 2015, and audio will be available for on-demand streaming here on our website.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone is set in Pittsburgh in the 1910's. The play chronicles the lives of a few freed former enslaved African Americans and deals with themes of identity, migration and the conflicts of racism and discrimination. 

FEATURING:

SETH HOLLY..................Keith David

BERTHA HOLLY..............S. Epatha Merkerson

BYNUM.........................Roger Robinson

RUTHERFURD SELIG.......Raynor Scheine

JEREMY FURLOW...........Jason Dirden

HAROLD LOOMIS...........John Douglas Thompson

MATTIE CAMPBELL.........January LaVoy

REUBEN MERCER...........Nile Bullock

MOLLY CUNNINGHAM.....Taraji P. Henson

MARTHA PENTECOST......Rosalyn Coleman

ZONIA LOOMIS.............Alexis Holt

Thanks to our philanthropic partners The Ford Foundation whose mission is to support visionary leaders and organizations on the front lines of social change worldwide and The Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Special permission for this project is provided by the Estate of August Wilson. For more information, please visit www.samuelfrench.com

Guests:

S. Epatha Merkerson, Phylicia Rashad and Ruben Santiago-Hudson