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Reading: “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” by August Wilson

After re-reading “Fences” then reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Piano Lesson,” I decided to go one step further and read another one of August Wilson’s plays, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” I had not originally planned to read this play, but in researching which plays won what prizes, namely Pulitzer, Tony and Drama Critics Circle awards, “Joe Turner” seemed a must-read alongside the other three. In the play, set in 1911 at a Pittsburgh boardinghouse owned by Seth Holly and his wife Bertha, a dark, brooding man named… Read more Reading: “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” by August Wilson