Magic TheatreThrough Jun 25th
Magic Theatre welcomes MacArthur genius grant-winner Han Ong back after a 25-year absence with the world premiere of Grandeur, a play about shape-shifting music legend Gil Scott-Heron. Acclaimed local actor Carl Lumbly plays the enigmatic Gil Scott-Heron, a musician, poet, blues, jazz, soul, and spoken word performer whose work commented on social and political issues.
Han Ong’s innovative play imagines a meeting between a young, ambitious music journalist and the feisty Gil Scott-Heron. Grandeur addresses questions of legacy, art, hope, and redemption in a gut-wrenching exchange between youth and experience.
Please Note: The Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m. performance has been cancelled and the Thursday, June 22, 8:00 p.m. performance is cancelled.