Herald and Martha Loomis’s daughter, who has been traveling from town to town with her father in the hopes of finding Martha. When Zonia and Herald arrive at the boarding house, Seth agrees to take them on if Zonia will help Bertha with the cooking and cleaning. While her father searches for her mother, Zonia spends time in the yard, talking to the neighboring boy, Reuben, who she eventually lets kiss her. When Martha finally returns, Herald insists that Zonia go live with her mother, though she doesn’t want to. She clings to Herald, saying, “Take me with you till we keep searching and never finding!”
Zonia Loomis Character Timeline in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
The timeline below shows where the character Zonia Loomis 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 Two
Act Two: Scene Four
Act Two: Scene Five