October 1 – 3, 2015 · Harold Prince Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa.

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 by dgm

Perhaps one of the most well known black writers of science fiction, Octavia Butler’s work lives on in many forms. Starting October 1st at the Harold Prince Theater, Toshi Reagon and friends will perform work based on Butler’s 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.

If you’re able to grab tickets for the Friday evening show, stay after for a Q&A session with the artists the will be hosted by Professor Herman Beavers Graduate and Undergraduate Chair, Department of Africana Studies at University of Penn.

You can purchase tickets here, and all other information is below.

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version
Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3
Harold Prince Music Theater, 3680 Walnut Street