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‘Joe Turner’ play dates, times and ticket info


Play: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Playwright: August Wilson

Synopsis: Pittsburgh boarding house owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay – some for days, others longer. The residents include proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger searching for his wife. Each denizen of the boarding house has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present.

Director: Sonya McCarter

Cast: The Joe Turner’s Come and Gone cast features local actors:

  • Nuniez Philor as Seth Holly, owner of the boarding house
  • Tijuanna Clemons as Bertha Holly, Seth’s wife
  • Lemec Bernard as Herald Loomis, a resident of the boarding house
  • Cantrella Canady as Martha Loomis Pentecost, Herald Loomis’ wife
  • Jim Yarnes as Rutherford Selig, a peddler (photo 4)
  • Kristoffer Reid as Jermey Furlow, a younger resident of the boarding house
  • Cicero McCarter as Bynum Walker, a rootworker (photo 5)
  • Rozaria Brown as Zonia Loomis, Herald’s 11-year-old daughter
  • Kavon Simmons as Ruben Mercer, a boy who lives next door
  • Ruthgenia Augustin as Molly Cunningham, a young resident woman of the boarding house
  • Katherine Oni as Mattie Campbell, a tenant of Seth’s

Play dates and times: March 1-17, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with a new 7:30 p.m. start time and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: Individual tickets to each show are $26, $11 for students or $22 for Alliance members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 239-939-2787, visit 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL or go online at

Audio-Described Performances: An audio described performance will take place on March 17. Reservation of headsets is required prior to the show by calling 239-939-2787.

Talk-Backs: To widen the post-show conversation and discuss what the art onstage means to us as individuals and as a society, the Alliance will facilitate a community conversation, also on March 17. The opportunity is included with ticket purchase.

Sponsors: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is sponsored by Noreen Raney.

Location: Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

February 17, 2019.



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