The Off-Broadway production of Aleshea Harris’ Relentless Award-winning Is God Is has been extended an additional two weeks. Soho Rep, which will re-open its longtime Tribeca theatre with the world premiere, has extended the run through March 25.
Performances of Is God Is will begin at 46 Walker Street, February 6. The play, directed by Taibi Magar, was originally scheduled through March 11.
In Harris’ Is God Is, Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes play Anaia and Racine, twin sisters who undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act.
Completing the cast are Teagle F. Bougere, Anthony Cason, Nehassaiu deGannes, Jessica Frances Dukes, Caleb Eberhardt, and Michael Genet.
Is God Is is the winner of the 2016 Relentless Award, established in honor of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as a finalist for the 2017–18 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
“Through this work, I sought to answer what I felt were compelling questions,” says Harris. “What would happen if women who had been abused sought eye-for-an-eye justice for themselves and each other unapologetically? What if I wrote characters who spoke a language I spoke growing up (and still speak, depending), a language I’ve rarely experienced on stage, a language that eschews respectability politics, opting instead for gut-wrenching, unflinching honesty?”
The creative team for the world premiere is made up of Adam Rigg (set design), Montana Levi Blanco (costume design), Cookie Jordan (hair and wig design), Matthew Richards (lighting design), Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste (sound design), Samantha Shoffner (props design), J. David Brimmer (fight director), Danielle Teague-Daniels (production stage manager), and Genevieve Ortiz (assistant stage manager).