Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

About This Show

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

Based on the post-apocalyptic novel by the late Afrofuturist 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.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: February 17, 2022 Final Performance: February 20, 2022
Location: Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater, Massachusetts

219 Tremont St,



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