As part of their Classic Perspective Series, Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company will be facilitating post-show conversations following select performances of Black Odyssey, set to begin performances at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater February 9.
A modern retelling of the classic Greek tale of Odysseus, Black Odyssey follows solider Ulysses Lincoln on a daunting journey home to reunite with his family. Set in Harlem, Black Odyssey incorporates Greek mythology and African-American history to tell Ulysses' epic tale.
The first post-show conversation will be on February 16, during previews. Led by Military Consultant and artist Christopher Wolfe, the discussion will host U.S. Veterans to discuss Black Odyssey's portrayal of life after the Iraq war.
Other conversations throughout the run will touch on topics such as the history of Harlem and its relationship to the arts led by Classical Theatre of Harlem's Artistic Director Ty Jones, and a discussion on Race, Art, and Antiquity with artist Harmonia Rosales. To view the full schedule of post-show events, visit here.
Written by Marcus Gardley, Black Odyssey was originally developed and produced by Denver Theater Company. Ain't No Mo' director Stevie-Walker Webb will be directing the Classic Stage Company production.
Leading the cast is Sean Boyce Johnson as Ulysses Lincoln, joined by James T. Alfred, Tẹmídayọ Amay, Marcus Gladney Jr., Adrienne C. Moore, Keith Randolph Smith, Lance Coadie Williams, and D. Woods.