A young boy who has died before the beginning of the play. Eugene used to keep a collection of pigeons, which he sold one by one to Bynum for the old man’s strange rituals. Just before dying, Eugene made Reuben—his best friend—promise to set the pigeons free. Despite this, Reuben can’t bear to let the pigeons go, instead selling them to Bynum like Eugene used to do.
Eugene Character Timeline in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
The timeline below shows where the character Eugene appears in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One: Scene One
Act Two: Scene Four