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A Radical Idea: Why Not See “Gem of the Ocean”?

Solly Two Kings (Alan Bomar Jones, left) and Eli (Kevin Brown, right) are in on the toasting of young Citizen. Black Mary (Kim El, not seen here) does her honors as well.

Here’s the problem with August Wilson plays. Too many people consider the act of seeing them to be a civic or cultural duty.

After all, August Wilson is the most prominent playwright ever to come out of Pittsburgh, and he wrote plays that are set in Pittsburgh, and until

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