Jeff Smith 3 p.m., March 27
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
UCSD offers a fine production of August Wilson's great drama. Trapped in a seven-year indenture ship by Joe Turner (Southern plantation owner/enslaver), Herald Loomis lost his wife and his "song." He seeks her in Pittsburgh, 1911, where African-Americans, come north after Emancipation, either found where they're supposed to be or wander "lost in the world." Director Kyle Donnelly guides performances expertly, and vocalist Jer Vae Anthony sings arresting transitions. Dressed like an undertaker (excellent costumes: Alkina Bokovikova), Bowman Wright makes Herald a howling limbo. Stunning work - and not a weak link in the cast.
When: Ongoing until Saturday, December 4, 2010
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm