Thursday, January 4, 2018
Marvin X lends voice to Lifer, a play by Ayodele Nzinga at the Flight Deck
Lifer is based on the true life account of events that occurred during Glenn Baileys 52 years of incarceration in the California Penal System.
This work brings a season dedicated to exploring the world of incarceration to an end with this story about the resilience of the human spirit, redemption, and light found in unexpected places.
Lifer is a darkly humorous cautionary tale filled with advice about how to avoid incarceration from the unlikely lead character: a convicted murderer. Glenn Bailey, a lifer at large, after 52 years of incarceration, is intent on saving lives as a way of ascribing value to his own. He is a unique and serenely hilarious yogi-like sage who is shaped by his modes of survival: building relationships, sharp insight and flawlessly honest self-reflection of his own life as well as the system from which he spent five decades learning.
Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD.