Aleshea Harris’ Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, currently in performances Off-Broadway, has been extended for a second time and will now play through March 31. The acclaimed world premiere from Soho Rep was originally scheduled through March 11 and had previously been extended two weeks through March 25.
Performances of Is God Is began at 46 Walker Street February 6. The drama sees twin sisters undertake a bloodthirsty journey from the East to the Dirty South to the California desert, all the while seeking payback for unspeakable horrors.
Taibi Magar directs a cast led by Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes as sisters Anaia and Racine, alongside 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,” commented Harris in an earlier statement. “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?”
A Look at Alesha Harris’ Is God Is at Soho Rep
Tickets to Is God Is can be purchased at SohoRep.org.