Arts & Culture
Royal Court Theatre presents: Is God Is by Aleshea Harris
23 October 2021
Royal Court Theatre | £12 - £95
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS
Aleshea Harris’ award-winning play collides the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk.
“I wanna step on somethin for once. See what it feel like. Must feel good.”
When a letter arrives from the mother they thought was dead, 21 year old twins Racine and Anaia travel from the Dirty South to the California desert and a yellow house with teal shutters.
They are on a mission to avenge her past and ready to take down anyone who stands in their way.
“We ain’t killers”
“How you figure that? … Iss in the blood.”
Aleshea Harris’ revenge tale about two women seeking justice and taking control of their own narratives, has received the Relentless Award and Obie Award for Playwriting. The UK Premiere will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director Ola Ince.
In Conversation with Aleshea Harris, post-show Wed 15 September – Hear more from award-winning American playwright Aleshea Harris about writing Is God Is. Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
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The play runs from Friday 10 September – Saturday 23 October 2021.
Show times: Monday – Saturday: 7.30pm. Thursday & Saturday matinees: 3pm (from 18 September).
Header Image: courtesy Royal Court Theatre.