Today we are excited to share with you all that we are once again teaming up with the new DIY theater troupe – “The Absurdist People’s Theater” for another round of performances at the end of this spring. The theater troupe will be taking on performing August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” first performed in 2003 dramatizing the African-American experience in the twentieth century. There will be three performances of the play put on by The Absurdist People’s Theater at Black Sheep and those are as follows:
Friday, May 19th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 21st at 1:00 pm
The Absurdist People’s Theatre also have a new website launched where you can reserve tickets for each of the performances. Tickets are $12 per show, and you can find the site right here. More on the play from the facebook event:
Directed by Alex Martin
Set in 1904, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean begins on the eve of Aunt Esther’s 287th birthday. When Citizen Barlow comes to her Pittsburgh’s Hill District home seeking asylum, she sets him off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Gem of the Ocean is the ninth work in Wilson’s ten-play cycle that has recorded the American Black experience and helped to define generations. The Broadway run starred Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Esther.