August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean from A.C.T.
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The last date listed for Gem of the Ocean was Sunday March 12, 2006 / 2:00pm.
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“Luminous…Wilson is at the top of his form. There are few playwrights who can touch him.” —New York Times
What does freedom feel like? A Tony Award nominee for best play in 2005, August Wilson’s _Gem of the Ocean _delves into the magical awakening of Citizen, a man seeking a new life at the bustling home of 287-year-old Aunt Ester. Ester, the fiery and spiritual matriarch of a tight-knit group of local characters, sets Citizen off on a journey that gives testament to the incredible complexity of what it really means to be free.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, whose 2002 hit _Lackawanna Blues _was recently adapted by HBO Films, directs this new A.C.T. production. No stranger to Wilson’s oeuvre, Santiago-Hudson originated the role of Caesar in Broadway’s _Gem of the Ocean _and received the 1996 Tony Award for his performance in Wilson’s Seven Guitars.