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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


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

 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. 


Insights Events

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