1900: Gem of the Ocean | Directed by Kenny Leon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in "Gem of the Ocean," recorded live in The Greene Space in 2013 (Matthew Septimus)

Gem of the Ocean is set in 1904 in the Pittsburgh home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old former slave and renowned cleanser of souls. A young man from Alabama visits her for help in absolving the guilt and shame he carries from a crime he’s committed, and she takes him on a journey of self-discovery.

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CAST LIST

ELI..............................Eugene Lee

CITIZEN BARLOW...........Chadwick Boseman

AUNT ESTER.................Phylicia Rashad

BLACK MARY................Joniece Abbott-Pratt

RUTHERFORD SELIG......Raynor Scheine

SOLLY TWO KINGS........Anthony Chisholm

CAESAR......................Keith Randolph Smith

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Matthew Septimus
Backstage with the cast of August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'
Matthew Septimus
Backstage: Artistic Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and actors Phylicia Rashad and Raynor Scheine
Matthew Septimus
Eugene Lee reading the role of Eli in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'
Matthew Septimus
Anthony Chisholm as Solly Two Kings in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'
Matthew Septimus
Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'
Matthew Septimus
August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' recorded live in The Greene Space in September 2013
Matthew Septimus
Chadwick Boseman as Citizen Barlow in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'
Matthew Septimus
Saluting an American master

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Comments [2]

Mike Russell from Iowa County, WI

This is am amazing project. Unfortunately, we can't stream the programs due to internet data limitations (thanks Gov. Scott Walker for turning down that broadband internet money from the Feds!!). Where can we purchase and download MP3's to listen to the whole cycle while commuting, etc.?

Aug. 23 2015 11:44 AM
gina ballinger from graz austria

what a joy to have this program streaming into my apt. Thank You All : )

Apr. 29 2015 09:14 AM

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