August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

by: August Wilson

by: August Wilson

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August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

by: August Wilson

by: August Wilson

Overview

Set in 1904, August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean begins on the eve of Aunt Esther's 287th birthday. When Citizen Barlow comes to her Pittsburgh's Hill District home seeking asylum, she sets him off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Gem of the Ocean is the ninth work in Wilson's ten-play cycle that has recorded the American Black experience and helped to define generations. The Broadway run starred Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Esther.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) authored 

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