August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone"

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In 2013, The Greene Space at WNYC teamed up with the August Wilson Estate to present his "American Century Cycle." August Wilson's celebrated 10-play cycle captures 100 years of African American life during each decade of the 20th century. An extraordinary cast of actors and directors were assembled — many who worked directly with Wilson —  to make the first-ever recording of all ten plays. Click here for more on August Wilson's "American Century Cycle."

On Sunday, April 26th from 8 - 11pm on 93.9FM and NJPR, hear August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone."

Set in Pittsburgh in the 1910's, the play chronicles the lives of a few freed former enslaved African Americans and deals with themes of identity, migration and the conflicts of racism and discrimination. 

Watch a video excerpt: