By Andrew Gans
11 Oct 2005
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Rashad received a Tony nomination for her work in the late Wilson's drama, which played Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre Nov. 23, 2004-Feb. 6, 2005. In the McCarter engagement Rashad is joined by John Amos, best known for his work on such TV programs as "Good Times" and "The West Wing" as well as the award-winning miniseries "Roots." Amos plays Solly Two Kings.
Gem of the Ocean will run at the McCarter through Oct. 30. The production marks the directorial debut of Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago Hudson.
The cast also includes Chuck Patterson (Eli), Russell Hornsby (Citizen Barlow), Roslyn Ruff (Black Mary), Raynor Scheine (Rutherford Selig) and Keith Randolph Smith (Caesar). The creative team features set design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Garth Hemphill.
The production plays Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets, priced $25-$53, are available by calling (609) 258-2787 or by visiting www.mccarter.org.
The McCarter Theatre is located at 91 University Place in Princeton, NJ.