Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wisdom of Plato Negro at SF Theatre Festival

Marvin X's Reader's Theatre


Wisdom of Plato Negro at SF Theatre Festival, Sunday, August 8, 2010

Accompanied by Rashidah Sabreen, guitar, vocals, Raynetta Rayzetta and Linda Johnson, choreographers/dancers, andParadise, poet/reader

The Wisdom of Plato Negro,Parables/fables isat once both gutsy and crude, vulgar and righteous, bodaciousand common. Marvin X tares at your heart while piling crapon yourhead. He makes you want to kiss somebody, or kill him. Onecomes from this encounter with the surrealism that is both art andreality, imageryand observations. His parables tell stories meant to both inform andreform, while his fables are remarkable in their almost real, yetimaginary,yet real paradoxes that confront the reader, and his musings makes onewonderif it is live or Memorex.Marvin X gives us his blood, sweat and tears–eachpage gives us a little more of himself. Thanks my brother for thejourney, the insanity, the righteousness, the vulgarity, and the tasteof soul.--Dr. Rodney D. Coates

MarvinX is Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland.
--Ishmael Reed

He's the USA's Rumi! He’s got thehumor of Pietri, the politics of Baraka, and the spiritual Muslim grounding that is totally new in English –- the ecstasy of Hafiz, the wisdom of Saadi.
--Bob Holman,
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City

Is Marvin X a parable or fable? We doubt a Marvin Xexists. We double doubt there is a Plato Negro.
--Amiri Baraka

San Francisco Theater Festival, Sunday August 8th, 2010 at Yerba Buena Gardens. Free Admission!

San Francisco Theater Festival - Sunday July 26, 2009

His performance is scheduled for 4pm. See program schedule for exact time
and place.
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