Is God Is
Aleshea Harris’ award-winning play collides the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk.
“I wanna step on somethin for once. See what it feel like. Must feel good.”
When a letter arrives from the mother they thought was dead, 21 year old twins Racine and Anaia travel from the Dirty South to the California desert and a yellow house with teal shutters.
They are on a mission to avenge her past and ready to take down anyone who stands in their way.
“We ain’t killers”
“How you figure that? … Iss in the blood.”
Aleshea Harris’ revenge tale about two women seeking justice and taking control of their own narratives, has received the Relentless Award and Obie Award for Playwriting. The UK Premiere will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director Ola Ince.
'A snarly new master of high-octane carnage has risen into view. And she—yes, she—is putting her own audacious stamp on that most venerable of pop genres…Is God Is sees fit to bring down the house.'
New York Times
'Excellent revenge fantasy…furious and incandescent.'
Time Out New York
'A rich, funny, unnerving, exhilarating gold mine.'
New York Magazine
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees: 3pm (from 18 Sep)
The production will be performed in line with all official government guidelines in place at the time. We will adhere to our Covid safety policies to ensure your experience is as enjoyable as possible.
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Watch alongside What If If Only by Caryl Churchill: What If If Only opens on 29 Sep with performances Mon – Sat at 6pm and Fri 8, 15 & 22 Oct at 10pm. See both productions in one evening and save.
Captioned: Wed 6, 13, 20 Oct at 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 23 Oct at 3pm (Tour Tour 2pm)
Relaxed Environment: Sat 16 Oct at 3pm
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Mon 13 Sep 7.30pm
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Fri 17 Sep 7.30pm
Sat 18 Sep 7.30pm
Mon 20 Sep 7.30pm
Tue 21 Sep 7.30pm
Wed 22 Sep 7.30pm
Thu 23 Sep 7.30pm
Fri 24 Sep 7.30pm
Sat 25 Sep 7.30pm
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Tue 28 Sep 7.30pm
Fri 1 Oct 7.30pm
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Tue 5 Oct 7.30pm
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Fri 8 Oct 7.30pm
Sat 9 Oct 7.30pm
Mon 11 Oct 7.30pm
Tue 12 Oct 7.30pm
Thu 14 Oct 7.30pm
Fri 15 Oct 7.30pm
Sat 16 Oct 3.00pm
This performance will be presented in a Relaxed Environment.
Sat 16 Oct 7.30pm
Mon 18 Oct 7.30pm
Tue 19 Oct 7.30pm
Thu 21 Oct 7.30pm
Fri 22 Oct 7.30pm
Sat 23 Oct 7.30pm