Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
In attendance were Rashad, Debbie Allen, Obba Babatundé, Angela Bassett, James Pickens, Jr., Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Yvette Nicole Brown, Barry Shabaka Henley, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Russell Hornsby, John Earl Jelks, Diarra Kilpatrick, Richard Lawson, Harry Lennix, Dawnn Lewis, Jenifer Lewis, Garrett Morris, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Dondre Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Calvin Sykes, DeSean Terry, Rutina Wesley, Tristan Wilds, Harold Wheeler and Hattie Winston, Lynn Whitfield and Kym Whitley, among others.
"Joe Turner's Come and Gone" is set in 1911 in a Pittsburgh boarding house, where tenants come and go, forming a community that is altered time and time again. The daily routine of meals, conversation, gossip, arrivals and departures, and the changes that occur within this fluid grouping of people, is set against a great tide of Americans of African descent, only 50 years out of bondage, who are moving toward the industrial cities of the North in search of economic opportunity, lost family members and new beginnings.
Performances run at te Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, 90012. "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" continues through June 9, 2013. Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging
Actor Russell Hornsby and cast member Nathaniel James Potvin
Cast member Skye Barrett and actress Angela Bassett
Cast member Glynn Turman and wife Jo-An Turman
Cast members Nathaniel James Potvin, Glynn Turman and Skye Barrett
Cast member Nathaniel James Potvin and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie
Cast member Nathaniel James Potvin
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Pamela Warner
Director Phylicia Rashad greets guests
Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Dondre Whitfield
Alan and Marilyn Bergman