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The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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The weather was Summer in San Francisco. I wore casual clothes .
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Jovelyn Richards' "Come Home"
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4.8 average rating
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30 stars
attended Feb 02 2008

She was very powerful, and the orchestra was perfect too.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 16 2008

It was incredible, it was great. You really must take the time to go and watch this play. I was so grateful to have watched this wonderful performance.

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The Marsh is proud to present the world premiere of Come Home, Jovelyn Richards’s new solo play about twenty-six black soldiers who leave their home in lynch-torn rural Arkansas to fight against Germany in the Second World War. There are thirteen survivors. Although the plot unfolds in the segregated South, Come Home is timeless in its evocation of how war and violence can change a community and its way of life, both for the men who return and the families who waited for them. Richards’ heroine is Donna Ray, a joyous young bride romping in the fields as the play opens, a resilient Mrs. D at its close. Despite much violence and tragedy, her optimism and love never fade.