The world premiere of Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' has extended a second time at The Public Theater and will now continue its limited Off-Broadway run through May 5. Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, the new play uses a series of vignettes to depict the departure of Black Americans from the country.
Ain't No Mo' began performances March 12 ahead of a March 27 official opening. The run was previously extended through April 28.
The production stars Cooper himself, along with Marchánt Davis (Black History Museum), Fedna Jacquet (Gloria: A Life), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Bull in a China Shop, Ain’t No Mo’ at Public Studio), Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Seussical), and Simone Recasner (Ain’t No Mo’ at Public Studio). Hermon Whaley Jr. (Romeo and Juliet) is the standby for Peaches (Cooper's role) and performs Sunday matinees.
The new play features scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Adam Honoré, sound design by Emily Auciello, and hair, wig, and make-up design by Cookie Jordan.
Check out photos from the production below.