Gem of the Ocean (Regional, Two River Theater - Rechnitz Theater, 2024) | Playbill

Gem of the Ocean



Citizen Barlow is looking for peace. To get it, he’ll knock at Aunt Ester’s door every day if that’s what it takes. Set in 1904, the opening installment in August Wilson’s The American Century Cycle includes the playwright’s most fantastical journey, where the secrets of the past point towards future liberation.

Featuring beloved Two River artists Crystal A. Dickinson (Wine in the Wilderness, A Raisin in the Sun) and Brandon J. Dirden (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Topdog/Underdog), Gem of the Ocean is the seventh production in the theater’s commitment to stage all ten of Wilson’s visionary epics.

Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Featuring Stephanie Berry, Brian D. Coats, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brandon J. Dirden, Bill Irwin, James A. Williams, Stephen Tyrone Williams


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