Apr 19, 2012 to May 12, 2012
On 1839 Wylie Street in the Hill District is the home of Aunt Ester, a 287-year-old former slave, who is a keeper of tradition and history for her people and a renowned cleanser of souls. The people who pass through her parlor and kitchen include Eli, Aunt Ester’s protector; Black Mary, her housekeeper and protegé; Solly Two Kings, a former slave, conductor on the Underground Railroad and scout for the Union Army; Black Mary’s brother, Cesar, a constable; Rutherford Selig, a white peddler; and Citizen Barlow, a new arrival from down South who needs Aunt Ester to help him absolve the guilt and shame from a crime he’s committed. Gem of the Ocean is a play of redemption and forgiveness, about the lasting scars of slavery, and the responsibility that comes with freedom.
|Cost||$19.50 - $32|
Boll Family YMCA Theatre
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