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For the seventh time, Huntington audiences will explore the soaring language and emotional power of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson with a new play before it heads to Broadway. In Gem of the Ocean master storyteller August Wilson brings us the first installment of his decade-by-decade chronicle of the African-American experience. Set in 1904 when slavery is still a living memory, Citizen Barlow arrives at the home of Aunt Ester in search of spiritual redemption. At 285 years of age, Aunt Ester is not too old to heal, and she guides him on a soaring, lyrical journey to the City of Bones. Directed by Kenny Leon. Exceptions to performance schedule: No show Tuesday, September 28; No shows Sundays October 3, 10, and 17; No Saturday & Sunday matinees September 11 and 12; Additonal shows Wednesdays September 29 and October 6 at 2pm.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Huntington Theatre Company, Boston