Ti Zwazo’s wicked stepmother has put the child to an impossible task: go to the house of the Spirit of Death and bring home his most vital secret. On her journey she meets three nature spirits and a magic bird, each of whom helps her win entrance to the underworld—and the secret. Can she use this sacred knowledge to bring life back to her dying village?
Find out when Makandal presents this neo-folktale of struggle, hope, and respect for Earth.
The Drum and the Seed, A Haitian Odyssey
Friday, 22 May, 7:30 pm
Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn
Map and directions here
Cover photo: Ti Zwazo meets Grann Brijit and Bawon Samdi, Lady and Lord of the cemetery, in Makandal’s 2014 production of The Drum and the Seed. From the left, Sheila Anozier, Belinda Becker, and Julio Jean.
Photo by Tony Savino
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and with support from the Nancy Quinn Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).