Oyin Oladejo and Vanessa Sears © Dahlia Katz

Is God Is

2023-02-09 19:30 2023-02-18 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Is God Is

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30546

In-person event

An NAC presentation of the Obsidian Theatre, Necessary Angel, Canadian Stage production. Curated by Black Theatre Workshop.   Twin sisters Anaia and Racine are on a quest for peace. And they are willing to kill for it.   She is a God to her twins, Anaia and Racine — a god of vengeance. And She will only be satisfied when their daddy is very, very dead.   The sisters are sent on a quest from the South to a sleepy California desert city to fulfill their...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 9 - 18, 2023
Oyin Oladejo and Vanessa Sears © Dahlia Katz
Theatre Drama
“Is God Is sees fit to bring down the house.” The New York Times
  • In-person event
  • English
  • ≈ 90 minutes · No intermission
  • Mature themes
  • Strong language

NAC Premiere

An NAC presentation of the Obsidian Theatre, Necessary Angel, Canadian Stage production.

Curated by Black Theatre Workshop.

Twin sisters Anaia and Racine are on a quest for peace. And they are willing to kill for it.  

She is a God to her twins, Anaia and Racine — a god of vengeance. And She will only be satisfied when their daddy is very, very dead.  

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.  

Is God Is is a dark, award-winning tragicomedy that channels Tarantino as much as Sophocles, driven by our sweet, spiteful heroines who are both victims, and vigilantes. 

All tickets are $15 for our preview performance on February 9.  

Content warning: This play includes depictions of: violence, death, murder, fire, burns, blood. As well as references of domestic violence, familial and generational abuse, and depictions and references of suicide, and emotional abuse by a parent.


Is God Is is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Feb 6
Feb 7
Feb 8
Feb 9
  • 7:30pm Preview ($15)
Feb 10
  • 7:30pm Opening night
Feb 11
  • 1:00pm Matinee
  • 7:30pm
Feb 12
Feb 13
Feb 14
Feb 15
  • 7:30pm
Feb 16
  • 7:30pm
Feb 17
  • 7:30pm
Feb 18
  • 1:00pm Matinee
  • 7:30pm
Feb 19
Oyin Oladejo and Vanessa Sears © Dahlia Katz
  • Written by Aleshea Harris
  • Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
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