Baldwin Players Announce Cast for ‘Gem of the Ocean’ at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Staff Report

Friday, September 30th, 2022

The selection of cast members for the Baldwin Players’ production of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” is now complete, according to an announcement today by Dr. Brian Ray, Baldwin Players’ Director and a Professor of English and Theatre at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

The Baldwin Players will take the Howard Auditorium stage at ABAC on Oct. 27-29 at 7 p.m. each night for play, set in 1904 Pittsburgh.

Ray said the cast members include Timon Fields from Cordele as Eli, ABAC graduate Roderick Baisden from Tifton as Citizen Barlow, ABAC business major Yolanda Powell from Orlando, Fla., as Aunt Ester, ABAC writing and communication major Terrie Powell from Tifton as Black Mary, Jhalin Pittmon from Tifton as Solly Two-Kings, Ezzard Stewart from Fitzgerald as Caesar Wilks, and ABAC music major Easton Mayo from Tallahassee, Fla., as Rutherford Selig.

“This is the earliest of Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 10-play ‘American Century Cycle’ that explores the African-American experience in the 20th Century,” Ray said.