Gem of the Ocean

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Opened Oct 11, 2005
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Phylicia Rashad reprises her Tony-nominated role in two-time Pulitzer Prize winning August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs. Gem is the ninth play in Wilson's ten play cycle chronicling the African American experience through each decade of the 1900s. Set in 1904, it becomes the first play chronologically in Wilson's odyssey through the 20th century. The play begins on the eve of Aunt Ester's 285th birthday. Citizen Barlow, a man in spiritual turmoil, arrives at Aunt Ester's house in Pittsburgh's Hill District and is soon set off on a spiritual journey to find the mythic City of Bones, leading him to startling discoveries and setting him on a course of duty and redemption. Additional Performance Tuesday October 11 at 7:30 pm.

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http://www.mccarter.org