Gem of the Ocean

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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.

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Drama
Running Time
100 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $65

Discount Tickets Available Pay-What-You-Can, 2-FOR-1 Tuesday, Senior Discounts

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Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/28/2018 - 12/23/2018
Sunday 02:00pm--
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Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
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Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)

Parking

  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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