"As rich in religious feeling as in historical detail, Joe Turner
is at once a teeming canvas of black America and a spiritual allegory with a Melville whammy . . . Joe Turner
is flecked with hypnotic storytelling soliloquies as grittily redolent of itinerant America as those in The Iceman Cometh.
"—Frank Rich, The New York Times
"Has the haunting power of a ghost story . . . bold theatricality . . . electrifying."—The Washington Post
"August Wilson's best play!"—William A. Henry III, Time magazine
"Joe Turner's Come and Gone is one of the best American plays of the decade . . . he takes us through joy and disaster, hatred and love; he pulls few punches and in the end he has contributed not only to the stature of American playwrighting but to our understanding of our society. A rich, rewarding play, that rare work what entertains while it teaches."—The Providence Journal