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  Gem of the Ocean at South Coast Repertory

Gem of the Ocean

South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa

1904. Many former slaves and descendants venturing north find themselves at Aunt Ester's door in Pittsburgh's Hill District. A renowned cleanser of souls claiming to be 285 years old, Ester provides solace, advice and healing. Citizen Barlow, racked with guilt over letting another man take the rap for of his crimes, desperately wants to be pure again. And Aunt Ester may be his only hope. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, comes a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption.

Thru - Nov 11, 2017

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Stage: Segerstrom Stage

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 714-708-5555

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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"..."Gem of the Ocean" may not rank at the top of August Wilson's plays, but anyone doubting the soul-shaking power of this drama should brave Orange County traffic to see this wrenching new revival at South Coast Repertory."
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Charles McNulty

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson sheds informative, compelling light on early twentieth-century African-American life in Gem Of The Ocean, now being given an absolutely spectacular production at South Coast Repertory."
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Steven Stanley

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