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Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone takes place in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911. The plot centers on the Great African-American Migration, a movement where African-Americans moved from the South to seek better employment in the North. Seth and Bertha Holly, owners of the boarding house, host people who are transitioning from the South, including Herald Loomis and his daughter, Zonia. However, Seth disapproves of Herald staying at his home because of his withdrawn and secretive behavior. Before their stay at the Hollys, Herald's wife Martha suddenly left him and their daughter without any explanation. Bertha recognizes the stress of Herald's depression and helps him through his grief so that he can develop a new life. 
The Joe Turner's Come and Gone production will run between February 7-16, 2020.
Date & Time:
February 7, 8, 14, and 15 @ 7:30PM
February 9 and 16 @ 3:00PM
Samuel Dubois Cook Center Theater
Ticket prices are as follows:
  • Dillard Students with ID - $5
  • General Admission - $15;
  • Senior Citizens/Students/Staff/Faculty - $10. 

Note* Purchased tickets can be used on any day.

For more information about Joe Turner's Come and Gone, call the Samuel DuBois Cook Box Office at (504) 816-4857.



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