April 28 – May 24, 2003 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

A world premiere

August Wilson continues his twentieth-century cycle with Gem of the Ocean, set in 1904. When Citizen Barlow, in spiritual turmoil, arrives at Aunt Ester’s house claiming sanctuary from Caesar, the local constable, he sets into motion a series of events that includes a journey to the City of Bones, which leads to startling discoveries and sets him on a course where duty leads to redemption.

Marion McClinton, who staged the Goodman productions of August Wilson’s Jitney and King Hedley II, returns to direct the latest play in Wilson’s epic cycle chronicling the African American experience in the twentieth century.

 

 
Artists

By AUGUST WILSON, Directed by MARION MCCLINTON

Cast

PAUL BUTLER - Eli
ANTHONY CHISHOLM - Solly Two Kings
PETER JAY FERNANDEZ - Caesar
YVETTE GANIER - Black Mary
KENNY LEON - Citizen Barlow
GRETA OGLESBY - Aunt Ester
RAYNOR SCHEINE - Rutherford Selig

Creative Team and Crew

DAVID GALLO - Scenic Design
CONSTANZA ROMERO - Costume Design
DONALD HOLDER - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN and MICHAEL BODEEN - Sound Design
DWIGHT ANDREWS - Composer, Arranger and Musical Direction
CHUCK SMITH - Production Dramaturg
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
NARDA E. ALCORN - Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager
BENJAMIN MORDECAI - Consulting Producer
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