Shore Cultural Center Presents Reading of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean”

Mon 9/25 @ 7PM

The theater program at Euclid’s Shore Cultural Centre has really been hopping since director Terrence Spivey took over as associate artistic director. This season he’s put together a variety of programs for all ages focusing on the word of one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights, August Wilson, whose ten-play American Century Cycle focused on what life was like for African-Americans (mostly in his native Pittsburgh) during each decade of that century.

The first play in the cycle is Gem of the Ocean, set in 1904. That play, which explores the aftermath of slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction at a time when many former slaves were still alive, will be given a one-night reader’s theater-style production at the Shore Auditorium with a cast of veteran local actors, including TV newscasters Leon Bibb. Spivey directs.

Shore will continue to present works from the cycle with Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, the cycle’s second play, taking place Mon 10/30.

General admission tickets are $12.

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