Bold, exciting and engrossing

San Francisco Chronicle

August Wilson's
Gem of the Ocean

Directed by Tim Bond

April 5, 2022—May 1, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s American Century Cycle begins 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.

 

Subscriptions and single tickets will be available soon.

For more information contact our Box Office at boxoffice@theatreworks.org.

Location

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041

View Seat Map