Feb 17—20, 2022

Octavia E. Butler'sParable of the Sower

Toshi Reagon &
Bernice Johnson Reagon / NYC

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“An unrepentantly political work of theater. Poignant and cautionary, this blues, gospel and funk-inflected work argues that if we want to avoid this future we’ll need diversity, strength and a song or two.”

— The New York Times

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you.

Based on the post-apocalyptic novel by the late Afro-futurist and science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower is a genre-defying work that harnesses two centuries of Black music. Written by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, Parable chronicles the spiritual awakening of young Lauren Olamina amidst a dystopian America wracked by the violence brought on by unrelenting greed, and systemic injustice. Exploding the form of an opera, Parable fuses science fiction, African-American spiritualism, deep insights into gender and race, and climate activism to construct a mesmerizing meditation on the future of human civilization.



Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116


Feb 17, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022

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120 minutes, no intermission

Tickets from $25

Ages 13+

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Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

7:30 PM

Friday, Feb 18, 2022

8:00 PM

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022

8:00 PM

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022

2:00 PM