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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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9 reviews
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The balcony seats are REALLY high up.
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S. Craig Red Velvet
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Jackson Filmore is a local trattoria, famous for their "Chicken G.O.V.", that stands for Chicken with Garlic, Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Once tasted, NEVER forgotten, one of the great Italian dishes in SF! Worth the wait and is a place we never fail to dine at when we're in town.
Between Riverside and Crazy
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"Gem of the Ocean"
176 ratings
4.2 average rating
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89 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 12 2006

Great acting but a bit slow. maybe a little didactic for my taste.

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300 events
14 reviews
10 stars
46 events
25 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 25 2006

Had a wonderful time - the theater was magnificent and our seats were great. The play was very rich and timely, with a strong finish.

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Quotes & Highlights

“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.