August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’

October 14, 2017

November 11, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa 92628

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Event Description

It’s 1904. Many former slaves and descendants venturing north find themselves at Aunt Ester’s door in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. A renowned cleanser of souls claiming to be 285 years old, Ester provides solace, advice and healing. Citizen Barlow, racked with guilt over letting another man take the rap for one of his crimes, desperately wants to be pure again. And Aunt Ester may be his only hope. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘Fences’, comes a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption.
“Powerfully spiritual drama” -Variety
August Wilson (PlaywrightApril 27, 1945-Oct. 2, 2005) authored Gem of the OceanJoe Turner’s Come and GoneMa Rainey’s Black BottomThe Piano LessonSeven GuitarsFencesTwo Trains RunningJitneyKing Hedley II and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of the descendants of Africans in North America, decade-by-decade, over the course of the 20th century, forming the compilation entitled The American Century Cycle. His plays have been produced on Broadway, at regional theatres across the country and all over the world.
Recommendation: Ages 12 and above. This production contains smoking, fog and haze effects and live gunshot.

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