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August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean

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“A swelling battle hymn of transporting beauty.”
–The New York Times

January 16 – February 14, 2021

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Current subscribers: renew your season tickets here.
Single tickets go on sale August 3.

An iconic story of freedom, justice, and salvation from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences.

Pittsburgh, 1904: Amidst boiling racial tensions, Citizen Barlow arrives at the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old healer, who helps him seek redemption from a mistake that’s cost another man his life. She sends Citizen on a powerful, mystical journey to the City of Bones in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean — where he must understand the past in order to forge his own future.

Gem of the Ocean is the first chronological work in August Wilson’s 10-play, Pulitzer Prize-winning Pittsburgh Cycle, dramatizing African American life in the 20th century.

“A swelling battle hymn of transporting beauty.”
–The New York Times

August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean

By August Wilson
Directed by Chip Miller

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