Friday, May 3, 2019

Theater Review: black odyssey boston ... a must see!

Earlier this week, I saw one of the most amazing pieces of theater I think I've ever seen in my life. black odyssey boston, playing now at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge through May 19, stands alone as one of the most mystical, mythical and magical productions I have ever encountered.

Reworking the story of Homer's Odyssey to tell the story of Ulysses Lincoln, an Afghan war vet trying to make his home and all the perils he faces as a black man in the 21st century all by itself is a genius premise. Then when you see what director Benny Ambush does with it, you'll be left speechless, as I was after the three hour performance.