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August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone

October 14 - November 13, 2022

A play by August Wilson
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
The Huntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave


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Approximate run time: 2 hours and 40 mins with one intermission.

Content advisory: Please note this production contains the use of haze, incense and herbal pipe. Please click here for a content advisory that addresses thematic elements.

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Show Synopsis:

August Wilson’s work returns to The Huntington with his masterpiece Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. At a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, Herald Loomis arrives in search of his lost wife – but first he must regain a sense of his own heritage and identity. A stunning story of spiritual and emotional resurrection, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone pays tribute to a makeshift community that springs up in the Great Migration in this new production helmed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Story Trailer


In the midst of rehearsals, Artistic Director Loretta Greco spoke with director Lili-Anne Brown about the enduring power of August Wilson, the value of working with a trusted team of designers, and the dramaturgical richness of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

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The cast of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone"; photo: Nile Hawver
Alana Ross and James Ricardo Milord; photo: Nile Hawver
Gray Flaherty and James Ricardo Milord; photo: Nile Hawver

Masked Matinees & Masks-Encouraged Evenings

In recognition of fluctuating trends in COVID transmission and varying levels of comfort among our patrons, The Huntington is continuing to offer two different masking experiences for The Art of Burning.

“Masked Matinees” – Masks are required inside the theater unless actively eating/drinking concessions. Masks remain optional in the restrooms and lobbies.
Matinees were chosen in order to offer multiple masked-experiences per week, some weekdays and some weekends.

Masks-Encouraged Evenings – Masks are encouraged but not required.

Anyone who feels uncomfortable can ask the House Manager about alternative options which may include:
• a better quality mask
• a new seat further distanced from other patrons
• re-scheduling for a different performance, such as a “masked matinee”
• a shift to the at-home Digital Streaming option.

Any patron interested in attending a different performance will be able to exchange their tickets by contacting our ticketing services staff.



Tickets for most Huntington productions through June 2023 come with digital insurance, and any ticketholders who would rather not see a performance in person for any reason can easily exchange their in-person tickets for a home viewing opportunity of a specially recorded version of the play, if available. Digital Insurance is currently available for The Art of Burning, K-I-S-S-I-N-G and Joy & Pandemic.

These COVID policies will be in place through February 13, 2023, and we will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves. For the most up-to-date information on our health and safety policies and season shows, please visit this page. If you have any questions, please email

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Theatre rendering courtesy of Bruner/Cott & Associates


Cast and Crew

Maurice Emmanuel Parent

Seth Holly

Shannon Lamb

Bertha Holly

Robert Cornelius

Bynum Walker

Lewis D. Wheeler

Rutherford Selig

Stewart Evan Smith

Jeremy Furlow

James Ricardo Milord

Herald Loomis

Gray Flaherty

Zonia Loomis

Alana Ross

Zonia Loomis

Al-nisa Petty

Mattie Campbell

Eli Lapaix

Reuben Mercer

Joshua Mckenna

Reuben Mercer

Dela Meskienyar

Molly Cunningham

Patrese D. McClain

Martha Pentecost

Kadahj Bennett

Understudy for Jeremy/Herald

Kelsey Fonise

Understudy for Mattie/Molly

David Kelly

Understudy for Rutherford

Damon Singletary

Understudy for Bynum/Seth

Melanie Loren

Understudy for Bertha/Martha

August Wilson


Lili-Anne Brown


Arnel Sancianco

Scenic Design

Samantha C. Jones

Costume Designer

Jason Lynch

Lighting Design

Aubrey Dube

Sound Design

Earon D. Nealey

Hair and Wig Design

Ted Hewlett

Fight Choreographer

Sandy Alexandre


Sondra R. Katz

General Manager

Alaine Alldaffer


Rosalind Bevan

Local Casting

Emily F. McMullen

Production Stage Manager

Ashley Pitchford

Stage Manager



Jasmine Brooks – Associate Director
Jermaine Hill – Music Consultant
Kurt Douglas – Movement Consultant
Gregory Geffrard – Intimacy Consultant
Nathan C. Crocker – Dialect Coach
Carla McDonough – Young Person Coordinator
Kendyl Trott, Lucas Dixon, Winnie Chiang – Production Assistants
Thomas Cappelli, Joe Ellard, Martha Keslar, Stephen Maurer, Dawn Morningstar, Michelle Walker, Amy West, Slava Tchoul – Carpenters
Steven Doucette, Elektra Newman – Scenic Artists
Aryn Murphy – Tailor
Ana-Ayanna Escalante, Maegan Pate – Stitchers
Jessie Fuchs, Zoe Sundra – Wardrobe Swing
Lia Maynard – Wig Run
Kathleen Shanahan – Wig Run Swing
Kevin Barnett, Dean Covert, Jasmine De Leon, Maddie Hanley, Makenna Harnden, Sarah Hutchins, Gabriel Karr, Callie Moos, Jack Riter, Cindy Wade – Electricians
Lexie Lankiewicz – Audio Run/A2
Abe Joyner-Meyers – Audio Swing

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