Ulysses Lincoln, a Gulf War veteran lost at sea and presumed dead, fights to find his way back home to his wife and son. The meddlesome Gods, Great Grand Daddy Deus and Great Grand Paw Sidin have other plans in mind as they battle for control of Ulysses’ fate. Presented in October 2017 in the God’s Closet Reading Series by The Front Porch Arts Collective, black odyssey melds together Greek mythology, African-American oral history and music in this visionary new take on Homer’s classic tale.
A co-production by The Front Porch Arts Collective & Underground Railway Theater.
NOW OPEN THROUGH MAY 19
Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth Gallery
Come see the beautiful quilts created by Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth, now featured in the Central Square Theater lobby. SISJBTC have exhibited their work in galleries, colleges, churches, and craft shows thoughout New England, and we are thankful to have them on view at CST through the run of black odyssey boston, closing May 19.
“The Guild meets every third Saturday of each month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Arlington to sew, share ideas and techniques and to celebrate our love of quilting. SISJBTC guild members reside in the greater Boston area, Southshore, Metrowest including Springfield and Worcester. We are joined together by our shared experience in quilting which focuses on the African American group’s perspective.
The art of quilting has traveled across oceans, survived 400 years of slavery and has been carried down by generations of our family and friends. Now it’s up to us to keep the tradition going and to pass it along. Over the centuries, we of African descent have joined together to make quilts as a way of sharing our joys, sorrows, traditions and to celebrate our history. Quilting connects us to our ancestry, preserves our memories and gives us a way to connect with generations to come. Sisters In Stitches Joined by the Cloth celebrates our heritage and reinforces the link that binds us to our collective history and is our way of contributing and participating in our traditions.”
Learn more at www.sistersinstitches.org
- Marcus Gardley playwright
- Benny Sato Ambush director
- Ramona Lisa Alexander Alsendra Sabine (Also: Circe Nzinga, Carig'diss)
- Elle Borders Nella Pell
- Hubens “Bobby” Cius Malachi (Also: Poly'famous)
- Johnny Lee Davenport Great Grand Daddy Deus (Also: Madison Eaton, a chef and Super Fly Tireseus, the shagadelic prophet)
- Regie Gibson Great Grand Paw Sidin (Also: Naval Officer, John Suitor, and Police Officer 1)
- Brandon G. Green Ulysses Lincoln
- Journey King Benevolence Nausicca Sabine (Also: African Ancestor.)
- Carolyn Saxon Great Aunt Tee (Also: Scylla, the sea creature, Calypso)
- Kai Thomani Tshikosi Artez Sabine (Also: Alabama Slim, The Soul Siren, The Alter Ego, and Police Officer 2)
- Akili Jamal Haynes Multi-Percussionist Collaborator / Performer
- Melissa Alexis Choreographer
- Jon Savage+ Scenic Designer
- Aja M Jackson Lighting Designer
- Dewey Dellay Sound Designer
- Allyssa Jones Music/Choral Director
- Elizabeth Rocha Properties Designer
- Phyllis Y Smith Stage Manager
- Sara Hutchins Assistant Stage Manager