Bold, exciting and engrossing

San Francisco Chronicle

August Wilson's
Gem of the Ocean

Directed by Tim Bond

October 6, 2021—October 31, 2021

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson opens his celebrated American Century Cycle with this inspirational tale of transformation. Slavery is a living memory in 1904 when Citizen Barlow, a young man desperate for redemption and wracked with guilt, arrives at Aunt Ester’s doorstep. A 285-year-old prophet and renowned “washer of souls,” Aunt Ester sends him on a mystical journey of justice and freedom that is as urgent and as expansive as the soul of America. A close friend of Wilson and long-time interpreter of his work, Artistic Director Tim Bond brings spiritual music and vibrant theatricality to the TheatreWorks stage.


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