The Public Theater celebrates the official opening of Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo', directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, March 27. Using a series of vignettes, the new play is a satirical odyssey portraying the departure of Black Americans from the country.
Following an initial run in the Public Studio last year, Ain't No Mo' returns to The Public 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' began performances March 12.
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.