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August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

Dates: (8/22/2019 - 9/23/2019 )

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Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company


3400 Milwaukee Street
Pittsburgh,PA 15219

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Phone: 412-377-7803

Tickets: $37.50

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GEM OF THE OCEAN by August WilsonDirected by Andrea Frye(Opens Saturday) August 24th through Sept. 22nd, 2019Presented outdoors at 1839 Wylie Ave. in Pittsburghs Hill DistrictAugust Wilsons Gem of the Ocean features the potent power of Aunt Ester, Wilsons gatekeeper to spiritual matters, and the hearts of the Hill residents she loves. When Aunt Ester opens her home at 1839 Wylie Avenue to the troubled Citizen Barlow, a recent migrant from the rural South, a battle ensues not only within Citizen, who begs Aunt Ester to wash his soul, but also between Citizen and Caesar Wilks, a stern man of the law, threatened by Citizens independence and defiance of his authority. As Solly Two Kings becomes a mentor for Citizen and a model of a man, bound by nothing but freedom, Citizen must choose a past steeped in fear, or a future made glorious with destiny and purpose.We will perform August Wilsons masterwork outdoors at the actual location given in the play for 285-year-old Aunt Esters home, 1839 Wylie Avenue.
Ages: 14 years and up



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