JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE at the Mark Taper Forum

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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

For this critic August Wilson has always been eloquent on the page, a bit wordy on the stage. This second in his 10-play chronicle of the African-American experience takes place in 1911, a bare 46 years after the Civil War ended. Wilson’s vibrant characters are searching — for love, money, personal freedom or healing and spiritual salvation. Read more…

Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA       May 24, 2013

The earthy reality of poverty and magic realism collide in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by American playwright, August Wilson, now playing at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum through June 9, 2013. Unfortunately, director Phylicia Rashad (renowned for a recent and brilliant staging at ERT and CTG of another American classic, Raisin in the Sun) fails to permit Wilson’s magic to take flight.
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