By Aleshea Harris
Co-Directed by Zindzi Okenyo & Shari Sebbens
How far would you go for revenge?
Twin sisters Racine and Anaia bear the scars of their deadbeat dad’s long-ago brutal attack – an act of ruthlessness that left their mother dead. Or so the twins believe ... until they receive a letter, beckoning them to their mama’s bedside. Now that she is actually dying, she has but one task for her daughters: make your daddy dead.
This explosive play is a modern myth about twin sisters on a mission for vengeance, inspired by Spaghetti Westerns, hip-hop and Afropunk. Bold, brash and darkly comic, Is God Is is co-directed by Zindzi Okenyo and Shari Sebbens, whose previous directorial collaboration seven methods of killing kylie jenner sold out seasons around the country.
The breakout hit from US playwright Aleshea Harris, Is God Is has won two distinguished playwriting awards: an American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award, honouring works in pursuit of truth in theatre, and an Obie Award – off-Broadway's highest honour.
★★★★★ ‘Exhilarating, devastatingly funny and a rollicking good time.’ - The Age
★★★★ ½ ‘Hits home with its universal themes.’ - Limelight
★★★★★ "A theatre production that has the audience gasping aloud in genuine shock." - The Independent
★★★★ "Excellent revenge fantasy...furious and incandescent." - Time Out New York
Writer: Aleshea Harris
Directors: Zindzi Okenyo and Shari Sebbens
Cast: Henrietta Enyonam Amevor, Clare Chihambakwe, Kevin Copeland, Masego Pitso, Cessalee Stovall, Darius Williams, Patrick Williams, Grant Young
June 19th, 2023
July 15th, 2023
Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
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