Review: A shattered land tries to pull back together in ‘Joe Turner’

Review: A shattered land tries to pull back together in ‘Joe Turner’

From Charles McNulty…"Joe Turner's Come and Gone"

“Fortified with history, politics and religion, the play bursts with the rituals of communal life. Wilson’s ambition was “to write plays that contain the sum total of black culture in America.” He wanted to put life itself onstage, complete with wayward incident and gossipy filler. Tragedy and comedy are united in a portrait that patiently chronicles the customs of characters whose stories are too momentous to remain untold.”

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