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Ottawa: The National Arts Centre presents “Is God Is” February 8-18

Monday, January 16, 2023

The National Arts Centre presents Is God Is by Aleshea Harris February 8-18. 

“Make your daddy dead,” a mother demands of her twin daughters from her deathbed, in the electrifying 2016 Obie and Relentless Award winner from Aleshea Harris.

In Is God Is, twin sisters Anaia and Racine are on a quest for peace. And they are willing to kill for it. The sisters are sent on a quest from the South to a sleepy California desert city to fulfill their mother’s command. And the secrets that set fire to their family ties are revealed, allowing us to understand and experience satisfaction through sacrifice, and relief through revenge.

“Taratinoesque bloodshed meets Greek tragedy” - The Guardian

Is God Is

by Aleshea Harris, directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

An Obsidian Theatre, Necessary Angel, Canadian Stage Production

Curated by Black Theatre Workshop

February 8-18

Black Out NAC – February 17

Tickets from $29

Under 30 $15

Babs Asper Theatre

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Experience NAC’s first Black Out on February 17 at Is God Is.

What is a Black Out?

Inspired by an event created in the fall of 2019 for Jeremy O’Harris’ Slave Play on Broadway, Toronto theatre companies Canadian Stage and Theatre Passe Muraille created similar events for their audiences. Experiencing the power of these evenings, NAC and BTW welcomed the opportunity to schedule a Black Out performance for Is God Is.

A Black Out is an open invitation to Black Audiences to come and experience performances with their community. It’s an evening that will provide a dedicated space for Black theatregoers to witness a show that reflects the vivid kaleidoscope that is the Black experience.

Photo: Oyin Oladejo and Vanessa Sears. © 2022 Dahlia Katz.