Gem of the Ocean
About Gem of the Ocean
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson unfolds the African American legacy in the first chronological episode of his celebrated American Century Cycle — a soaring, mystical tale of a man desperate for redemption in 1904 Pittsburgh. Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old “soul cleanser,” sends him on a spiritual journey that dissects the nature of freedom amidst oppression and spurs him to take up the mantle of justice.
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Join the cast for a free conversation after performances on 10/4, 10/25, 11/10, and 11/15.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.