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Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower


MAR 23 - 26, 2017

In this genre-defying work of concert performance featuring a powerhouse ensemble of 20 singers and musicians, Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower brings together 30 powerful songs drawn from 200 years of Black music to give musical life to Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name. 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.

Parable of the Sower tells the story of young Lauren Olamina, who lives in a not-so-distant America, where climate change has driven society to violence and the brink of extinction. When she loses both family and home, Lauren ventures out unprotected. What begins as a desperate flight for survival leads to something much more – a startling vision of human destiny which births “Earthseed,” a new faith based on the idea that “God is Change”.



** Parable of the Sower  performances may be appearing as SOLD OUT. However, tickets may still become available! Check back at a later date to see if more tickets open up. Additionally, a wait list will be started at the Paramount Center one hour prior to each curtain and any available tickets will be released for sale beginning at fifteen minutes prior to curtain to the people on the wait list. You must be in person at the Paramount box office to be placed on the wait list and when your name is called.**