Odyssey, Race and Racism.

Solo Show · jazz lion productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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BRANDON RAMAN certified reviewer June 12, 2023
The show is an absolute celebration. An unapologetic and powerful story about experienced racism and positive self-affirmation. Levy Lee tells his story of strength and perseverance while living through a racially fractured America. ... full review
TERRI WEISS certified reviewer June 18, 2023
Finally something of incredible substance. I wish I could MAKE every WHITE PERSON in America see this show. It's so powerful it hits you on a level deeper than 99% of other theatre pieces. I could have sat mesmerized for 4 hours instead of the one. I wanted more, much more.... full review
JOE THORNTON JR certified reviewer June 22, 2023
tagged as: entertaining! · excellent
Unfortunately we are still at this place where this subject matter has to be discussed. Good news is...playwrights like LEVY LEE is able to break it down and executed in Theatrical form! If you don't understand this topic after seeing this production....I don't know what to tell you!! BRAVO LEVY LEE!... full review
MATT CHAIT certified reviewer June 21, 2023
A tremendous play. It's a revelation, a torrential stream of Levy Lee's personal memories and his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of racism and the struggle for civil rights. An almost endless list of victims and heroes that LL manages to some how turn into poetry. The very length of this list is, in itself, tragic, because it is so long, so relentless, and so far from being over. A shattering experience.... full review
CATHY LIND HAYES certified reviewer June 21, 2023
tagged as: honest · devastating · hopeful · important · riveting
Levy Lee Simon’s solo show “Odyssey, Race And Racism” was an extraordinary afternoon in the theatre. He welcomed us, his audience, and then began his tale, which revealed his own journey, as well as his beloved ancestors. I was riveted by the honesty of this brilliant storyteller, extraordinary poet and skillful actor. This is just the beginning for this incredible show, because it deserves a MUCH wider audience. It is important, it is hopeful, it is devastating, it is truth, of where we are now, where we’ve been, and where we can hope to go. So grateful that I got to see it, and will go back definitely in it’s next incarnation! ... full review
WALTER COX certified reviewer June 13, 2023
Wow! What a powerful storyteller!! I wish this was fiction, but I know it isn't and it saddens me to hear the pain and suffering that has been caused by small minded humans in our great country. I'm going to try and be optimistic about our future, TOGETHER, and I'm happy there are voices like Levy Lee to keep us all accountable. Bravo Levy Lee, Bravo!! (Or is it "Brava"!!?? See this show!!... full review
BRENDAN HANRAHAN certified reviewer June 13, 2023
tagged as: human · soulful · poignant · powerful
This is a must see show!Levy Lee offers up his soul! This allows the viewer to put him or herself in Levy’s shoes and allows them to go on an extremely thought provoking, entertaining, and poignant journey! Absolutely phenomenal!... full review
KATHY KAPRINYAK certified reviewer June 20, 2023
What a masterful achievement Levy! I was awed at his engaging storytelling and the lure of wanting more. My guest and I were absorbed in his experiences and our discussions after the performance solidified the differences between then and now. I applaud you ... well done!!... full review
ARLENE MATZA-JACKSON certified reviewer June 18, 2023
Lee is a thoughtful and brilliant writer, fantastic actor , and most of all is so powerful about what really matters in this world! The poetry woven in with his life story, created amazing, visual imagery‘s along with the screen of his life behind him on stage was completely engaging and riveting! Authentic and truthful, it went right to my heart! Wow what a potent, heartfelt, beautiful play. It was amazing and so full of heart and humility♥️ ... full review
HEIDI CUDA certified reviewer June 20, 2023
tagged as: honest · important · powerful · brilliant
I was so inspired by Levy Lee’s brilliant one-man show I interviewed him for my BetteDangerous.com Substack community. Here is an excerpt from that interview: “Racism is an illness, but it’s an illness that can be cured. It lies in the heart, but hearts can be changed, I believe that.”—Levy Lee Simon That line for me sums up the power of the performance but also the hope that we can see our way to a better future by acknowledging the failings of our past and present. Here is the full interview: https://open.substack.com/pub/heidicuda/p/harlem-poet-levy-lee-simons-odyssey?r=1tfo38&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web... full review