Is God Is
By Aleshea Harris
Directed by Anna Houston
25th March – 18th April
"We ain't killers."
"How you figure that? ... Iss in the blood."
Twin sisters Racine and Anaia journey cross country from the Dirty South to California, sent by their wrathful mother to exact righteous revenge. On the edge of the desert, in a small yellow house, they will confront the man that devastated their lives.
"Either you or me or somebody got to go today. World can’t hold us both."
Biblical allegory collides with Greek tragedy, Afropunk, the Spaghetti western and hip hop in the Australian premiere of Aleshea Harris's award winning play Is God Is.
Winner of the Relentless Award and 2018 Obie Award for playwriting, Is God Is careens from bloody revenge thriller to gritty western epic.
From the team behind 2019's Cyprus Avenue comes the Australian premiere of the gripping new play that stunned New York critics and audiences.
New York Times Best Theatre of 2018
“A snarly new master of high-octane carnage has risen into view. And she—yes, she—is putting her own audacious stamp on that most venerable of pop genres…IS GOD IS sees fit to bring down the house.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Excellent revenge fantasy…furious and incandescent”
– Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
“A rich, funny, unnerving, exhilarating gold mine”
– Sara Holden, New York Magazine