"Parable of the Sower" An Opera
By: Octavia Butler
Adapted by: Toshi & Bernice Johnson Reagon
Associate Director: Logan Vaughn
The Public Theatre
Performances Begin January 12-15th 2018
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon brings her genre-bending music and irresistible performance style to this new opera, written in collaboration with Bernice Johnson Reagon. The Parable of the Sower, adapted from Octavia Butler's post-apocalyptic novel, follows a young woman fleeing the violence of a futuristic Los Angeles in this fable that blends science fiction with African-American spiritualism and deep insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization.