Sat, Oct 08|
August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
"What is your life worth, Mr. Citizen? That what you got to find out." Aunt Esther, Gem of the Ocean
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2022, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Charlotte, Booth Playhouse, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
About the event
Gem of the Ocean is the play that begins it all. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson’s decade-by-decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century. Aunt Esther, the drama’s 287-year-old fiery matriarch, welcomes into her Hill District home Solly Two Kings, who was born into slavery and scouted for the Union Army, and Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama searching for a new life.