Where: Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street
When: May 6-22, 2022.
Cost: Tickets start at $29 and are available online at canadianstage.com.
Details: Continuing the 21.22 season, Canadian Stage partners with Obsidian Theatre Company and Necessary Angel Theatre Company to present the Canadian Premiere of the explosive and ground-breaking Is God Is. The anticipated production is written by Aleshea Harris and directed by Obsidian Theatre Artistic Director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu.
A mother demands her twin daughters seek retribution against their father: “Make your daddy dead. Make him real dead. All the way dead.” Her words set the twins Racine and Anaia off on an epic journey for righteous revenge, from the Dirty South to the Hollywood Hills, letting no one stand in their way. Equal parts ancient and modern, Spaghetti Western and Afropunk, this gripping thriller hurtles toward a conclusion that’s as inevitable as it is shocking. Since its premiere, the play has been described as absurdist, brazen, chilling, crisp, entertaining, exhilarating, lurid, post-modern, outrageous, and Tarantino-esque.
The production will be led by Oyin Oladejo and Vanessa Sears, and features Tyrone Benskin, Matthew Brown, Savion Roach, Sabryn Rock, Alison Sealy-Smith and Micah Woods.
The creative team includes lighting design by Raha Javinfar, set design by Ken Mackenzie, sound design by Thomas Ryder Payne, costume design by Ming Wong, video design by Laura Warren and movement direction by Jaz ‘Fairy J’ Simone.