black odyssey, through March 26, 2023, at Classic Stage, New York, NY, US.
ULYSSES IS LOST AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME IN HARLEM.
February 9 – March 26, 2023
at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater
BY MARCUS GARDLEY
DIRECTED BY STEVIE WALKER-WEBB
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’).
Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre Company, a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Kent Thompson, Artistic Director.”
Also “‘black odyssey’ Takes Homer on an Epically Engaging Ride to Harlem. Moving, fierce, and laugh-out-very-loud funny, Marcus Gardley’s show takes Homer’s ‘The Odyssey,’ and recasts it around Black history, pain, joy, resistance, love, and power.”