Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas
Come experience the buzz of opening night! August Wilson’s brilliant drama “Joe Turner’s Come & Gone” will be produced by Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Circle Theatre and hosted by The August Wilson Playmakers Festival (Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas: Juneteenth).
When Harold Loomis arrives at a Black Pittsburgh boarding house after seven years’ impressed labor on a chain gang, he is a free man—in body. The scars of his enslavement and a sense of alienation oppress his spirit, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing she can help him reclaim his identity, but through his encounters with the other residents, he begins to realize what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world.
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