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Friday, January 05, 2007

Carl Gordon Comes to Richmond

The Living Word Stage Company, under the direction of Derome Scott Smith, is showcasing a Hollywood star in its February production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, a late-1980s August Wilson play inspired in part by the blues song of the same name. Carl Gordon, who you might recognize from FOX’s TV series ROC during the 1990s, starred in Wilson’s play Piano Lesson on Broadway, so this production is fitting. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which is set in a Pittsburgh boardinghouse in 1911, looks at African-Americans who fled discrimination in the South. Performances are Feb. 2-25 (Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.) at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $18 to $20. For more information, call 355-2187 or visit The Living Word Stage Company.


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