Performances begin March 12 at the Public Theater for the world premiere of Jordan E. Cooper's play Ain't No Mo', a satirical odyssey portraying a great exodus of Black Americans. Following an initial run in the Public Studio last year, the new play returns to the Off-Broadway theatre in a debut production directed by Stevie Walker-Webb and starring Cooper himself.
Rounding out the cast are 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.
Ain't No Mo' will officially open March 27.
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.