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1900: Gem of the Ocean | Directed by Kenny Leon

Originally Aired: Monday, October 26, 2020

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

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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