Posted by: twotrees | June 8, 2012

Gem of a Show

Last night I experienced Rubicon Theatre Company’s Gem of the Ocean, an excellent production.  Starting with the set, a two-story towering structure that transports you to Pittsburgh PA circa 1904, the play revolves around the lives of black Americans who have lived through slavery, prejudice and poverty.  The players are very, very good, with exceptional performances by Lissias White, Chris Butler and Anthony Haney.  Written by the Pulitzer Prize winning August Wilson, whose own life started in a poor section of Pittsburgh in 1945, it’s a story that everyone should take in.  That’s the good news – the bad news is that the run ends on Sunday, June 10.  GO SEE IT!


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