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Broadway Center, The Conversation, Immanuel Presbyterian Blues Vespers, Northwest Playwrights Alliance and Washington State History Museum present

August Wilson’s
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Directed by Rosalind Bell

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Theatre on the Square

Tickets: $19 and $32
In celebration of the work of August Wilson chronicling the African-American experience of the 20th century, this fully produced play is the culmination of a 6-year partnership between the Broadway Center, The Conversation, Immanuel Presbyterian Blues Vespers, Northwest Playwrights Alliance and Washington State History Museum.

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is set in 1911 Pittsburgh. The owners of a boarding house play host to a makeshift family of guests who visiting during the Great Migration of the early twentieth century as descendants of former slaves moved in large numbers toward the industrial cities of the North in search of new jobs, lives and beginnings. The story is richly detailed, joyous, sad, and always hopeful.
You are invited to two Special Talk Back Sessions with Director C. Rosalind Bell and the cast of Joe Turner's Come and Gone, immediately following the show on February 16 and again on February 23, 2014.

Playwright August Wilson observes that "All theater goers have opinions about the work they witness." Join moderator Dexter Gordon for an opportunity to share your opinions and hear responses from the director and cast.

These Special Talk Back Sessions are supported by the Broadway Center and The Conversation in collaboration with the many community partnerships and community conversations that were part of bringing August Wilson's award winning Joe Turner's Come and Gone to the Broadway stage in Tacoma.
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • August Wilson

We invite you to explore and discover new events in the 2013-14 season. Ticket packages can be reserved through the Broadway Center Box Office. There are big shows coming to the stages this year and tickets will sell quickly. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 16, so be sure to order early.

The more shows you buy, the more you’ll save!

  • Purchase 3 events and save 10%
  • Purchase 5 events and save 15% PLUS receive one free parking pass per show
  • Purchase 7 events and save 20% PLUS receive one free parking pass per show

To order your tickets, call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894. Or download and complete the order form and mail to: 901 Broadway, Suite 700 – Tacoma, WA, USA, 98402 or fax to: 253.591.2013.


“[A] drama of indisputable greatness”

— The New York Times

“This play disarms its audiences with folksy chitchat and homespun comedy before it dawns on them that what they’re watching — in its subliminal sweep and symmetry — is close to epic poetry.”

— The New York Times

Resident Arts Organizations

Puget Sound Revels Northwest Sinfonietta Tacoma City Ballet Tacoma Concert Band Tacoma Opera Tacoma Symphony Tacoma Youth Symphony