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Live Performances

Octavia E. Butler's
Parable of the Sower

Music & Lyrics by Toshi Reagon & Bernice Johnson Reagon
Directed by Eric Ting
Soulful and timely, this new work reminds us all of the power of the human spirit.

Friday & Saturday
February 2 & 3
2018

8:00 P.M.

$50, $40 | $5 Fairfield University students
QCA Member price: $30

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Based on the novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Music & Lyrics by Toshi Reagon & Bernice Johnson Reagon

In this genre-defying work of political theater featuring a powerhouse ensemble of 20 singers and musicians, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower harnesses 200 years of Black music to give musical life to Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name. Parable chronicles the spiritual awakening of young Lauren Olamina amidst a dystopian America wracked by the violence brought on by climate change that has driven society to the brink. Written by Toshi Reagon, who Vibe Magazine called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” in collaboration with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the iconic singer, scholar and activist, Parable of the Sower becomes a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.

 

 

 

 

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