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Black Odyssey Opens at Trinity Repertory Theatre

Jude Sandy and Joe Wilson Jr. direct Marcus Gardley's play, running through February 3.

Marcus Gardley's Black Odyssey runs through February 3 at Trinity Repertory Theatre.
(photo provided by the production)

Marcus Gardley's Black Odyssey opens tonight at Trinity Repertory Theatre.

The play, directed by Judy Sandy and and Joe Wilson Jr., is described as follows: "One man's journey home from war leads him on an adventure connecting him with his own ancestors and our shared humanity, before finally delivering him back to his wife and son. Throughout his epic voyage, Ulysses Lincoln's fate is controlled by a host of gods including the dignified Deus, scheming Paw Sidin, and radiant Aunt Tina. This breathtaking, vibrant, and gloriously theatrical production is a lyrical, musical, and spiritual celebration of storytelling and what it means to find home."

Black Odyssey features Joe Wilson Jr. as Ulysses Lincoln, Jude Sandy as Deus, Kalyne Coleman as Nella Pell, Omar Robinson as Paw Sidin, Kai Tshikosi as Malachi, Julia Lema as Aunt Tina, Anwar Ali as Artez Sabine, Cloteal L. Horne as Alsendra Sabine, and Jackie Davis as Benevolence.

The creative team includes Michael Évora (music direction), yon Tande Whitney V. Hunter (choreography), Edward E. Haynes Jr. (set design), Kara Harmon (costume design), Dawn Chiang (lighting design), and Peter Sasha Hurowitz (sound design). Meg Tracy Leddy is the production stage manager, James Kane the assistant stage manager, Tyra Ann-Marie Wilson the assistant director, and Alexandra D'Agostino is the production assistant.

Performances continue through February 3.