Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower: The Concert VersionToshi Reagon
October 1 – 3, 2015 · Harold Prince Theatre
Runtime: 1 hours, 40 minutes
Called one helluva rocknroller-coaster ride (Vibe Magazine), singer/songwriter/guitarist Toshi Reagon and friends perform her genre-defying work-in-progress based on Octavia Butlers acclaimed novel, Parable of the Sower. Set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of the future, this gospel opera blends science fiction, African American spiritualism and deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.
Cast: Tariq Al- Sabir, Bertilla Baker, Helga Davis, Karma Mayet Johnson, Tamar-kali, Marcelle Davies Lashley, Stephon Lashley, Josette Newsam Marchak, Morley, Shayna Small, Jason Walker
Orchestra: Bobby Burke, Fred Cash, Eric Cooper, Juliette Jones, Adam Widoff
Please note, strobe light effects and hazers/foggers are used in this performance.
- Thursday, October 1 @ 7:30 PM
- Friday, October 2 @ 8 PM
- Saturday, October 3 @ 2 PM
- Saturday, October 3 @ 8 PM
Friday, October 2: Stay after the show for talk with artists hosted by Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Graduate and Undergraduate Chair, Department of Africana Studies.
Photo credit: Courtesy Toshi Reagon