Sisyphus Syndrome with Amiri Baraka (2008)
The time has come for the tale of the Sisyphus Syndrome. Black American history as it is depicted in The Sisyphus Syndrome is a modern reworking of the famous classic Greek allegory about a king destined to perpetually keep a gigantic boulder from rolling over him and his people. In the hands of playwright Amiri Baraka, this story symbolizes the contemporary struggle of African Americans fighting for a great democratic role. But this ancestral struggle, inherited and passed down from one generation to the next, is made up of ascending and descending phases, as illustrated by the history curve designed by Amiri Baraka.