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August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

Categories: Theater, Arts, Other Events

Event Venue

Round House Theatre Bethesda

4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
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