Joe Turner's Come and Gone: Post-Slavery Drama by August Wilson
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The last date listed for Joe Turner's Come and Gone was Saturday February 11, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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He was an NFL starting quarterback, a Pro Bowl hero, a man living the American Dream ... and then he disappeared. Now, nearly 40 years later, Mike Boryla (Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) returns to tell his astounding story in the riveting one-man play Disappearing Quarterback. For this world premiere, Boryla journeys back to the city that made him famous to explain why he walked away from the sport and teammates he loved. Telling his story with the grace and finesse he showed on the field of Veterans Stadium, this Stanford-educated standout also discusses the dark side of "America's Game," including the lingering effects of concussions. Performed at the intimate third-floor Skinner Studio, Disappearing Quarterback puts you inside the helmet of this remarkable athlete, playwright, lawyer and original thinker. Learn More
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I have read all of Wilson's plays and seen many of them performed. This performance was in the top 3 (even compared to Broadway productions!). The cast was superb. Bynum blew the roof off of the building and young Rueban was a delight. (The...continued
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Plays & Players began in 1911 as a social club devoted to expanding and developing new theater experiences for and by its membership. The first President, Maud Durbin Skinner, was the wife of the famed American actor Otis Skinner. The Plays & Players Theatre, then called the “Little Theatre of Philadelphia,” first opened its doors in 1913. The theatre wes founded by Beulah E. Jay and her husband Edward G. Jay, Jr. with acquaintance F.H. Shelton in an effort to produce “American plays of ideas,” an underrepresented genre at the time. During its 100 years of performing, Plays & Players theater company has produced innumerable notable performances — some of the most noteworthy being the world premiere of the acclaimed Broadway play Stalag 17 in 1949, and a childhood performance by actor Kevin Bacon in Member of the Wedding in 1974. The first season of Plays & Players included An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde and The Learned Ladies by Moliere, both still popular plays today.