Gem of the Ocean

Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Set in 1904, Gem of the Ocean continues August Wilson's cycle of plays exploring the African American experience in the 20th century. When Citizen Barlow, in spiritual turmoil, arrives at Aunt Ester's house claiming sanctuary from Caesar, the local constable, he sets into motion a series of events that includes a journey to the City of Bones, which leads to startling discoveries and puts him on a course where duty leads to redemption.

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Gem of the Ocean - May 1, 2003

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