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Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower: The Concert VersionToshi Reagon


October 1 – 3, 2015  ·  Harold Prince Theatre
Runtime: 1 hours, 40 minutes

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Called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” (Vibe Magazine), singer/songwriter/guitarist Toshi Reagon and friends perform her genre-defying work-in-progress based on Octavia Butler’s 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

Listen to Toshi Reagon's interview with Stef Renee of WURD!

Please note, strobe light effects and hazers/foggers are used in this performance. 

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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.



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Photo credit: Courtesy Toshi Reagon