Joe Turner's Come And Gone at Young Vic May 2010
August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come And Gone will be at the Young Vic's main house from 27 May 2010, directed by David Lan. Set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911. Owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay, some for days, some longer, during the Great Migration of the 1910s when descendants of former slaves moved in large numbers from the South toward the industrial cities of the North, seeking new jobs, new lives and new beginnings.
This play follows previously mentioned Sweet Nothings, by Arthur Schnitzler, in a new version by David Harrower, which plays 25 Feb to 10 April and Elegy for Young Lovers directed by Fiona Shaw 24 April to 8 May 2010.
The Young Vic's 160-seat Maria Studio sees the return of Kursk by Sound&Fury, in collaboration with Bryony Lavery, from 26 March to 17 April 2010. A glimpse into an imagined world of submarine warfare. inspired by the tragic Russian submarine disaster of 2000. Also in the Maria Studio a Young Vic/ATC/Drum Theatre Plymouth co production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, from 29 April to 5 June 2010. Alice in Wonderland meets Greek myth. Eurydice loves Orpheus. Her dead father's letters of advice for her wedding aren't reaching the land of the living. She crashes down a flight of stairs and wakes up in the underworld, her memory wiped. How will she ever get home...?
The Young Vic's 80-seat Clare Studio sees the return of Sus by Barry Keeffe, from 8 to 26 June 2010. Election night 1979. The 'SUS' laws had made it legal for police to stop and search anyone - purely on suspicion. Two detectives on the graveyard shift in an East London police station place bets on which party will win. A black man is picked up. He is incensed, believing that he'll be fodder for an incoming government keen to flex its law-and-order muscles. Set on the eve of the Thatcher victory, this revival of Keeffe's classic coincides with the general election of 2010. What's changed?