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black odyssey

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, March 18 | 1:00pm | Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th St.) | $27

Obie-winning playwright Marcus Gardley (upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple, The House That Will Not Stand) blends classic mythology, African-American history, and modern theatricality to create the poetic black odyssey. This vibrant reimagining of the Odysseus saga is set in modern-day Harlem, telling the epic tale of Ulysses Lincoln, a soldier facing the most daunting of voyages to reunite with his family. While fate may seem in control of Ulysses’ destiny, his ancestors and their buried history will help guide his journey home. Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb (Ain’t No Mo’).

In this Lenten season of reflection, join Rev. Thorne and your Riverside community for creative connection and conversation around themes of journey, history, and home. What does it mean to find that which you seek? A community conversation follows the performance. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Tickets are $27 but limited free tickets are available for those who need them. Please email kgabriel-jones@trcnyc.org, to get on the free ticket list by March 13. Free tickets are limited and available one per person.

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At Classic Stage Company, all attendees are required to wear a face mask at all times while inside the theater building. We are continuing to take extra precautions to ensure the safety and health of our artists, team members, and guests and to avoid the risk of needing to cancel performances.

Listen to a conversation with Stevie Walker-Webb, Director of CSC’s production of black odyssey. We discuss his vision for this theatrical adaptation of Homer’s epic tale.


March 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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