With Ain’t No More at the Public Theater, the audience does more than tumble gently into the theatre.  They rush in like a tidal wave.  This is an integrated audience, with emphasis on people of color, and that in itself is welcomed but unusual.  For all our New York pride in being a melting pot, we are a segregated city.  Proof of that is the majority of theatrical productions as well as the audience in attendance.  White and more white, not to mention under 35 and male.

Ain’t No Mo; Jordan E. Cooper; photo by Joan Marcus

Jordan E. Cooper brings a new normal with this play and makes us all aware of our exact position on the spectrum of race.  And this, my friends, is the first reason why you want to get your butt over to the Public. All the other reasons will reveal themselves lickety split after that.  Full review HERE.

Ain’t No Mo’ – Written by Jordan E. Cooper; Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb

WITH: Jordan E. Cooper (Peaches); Marchant Davis (Passenger 2: Pastor Freeman, Damien, Tony, Jonathan, Clerk); Fedna Jaquet (Passenger 1: Church Folk, Trisha, Kendra, Marie, LaKeisha); Crystal Lucas-Perry (Passenger 5: Church Folk, Newswoman, Karen, Black, Blue); Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Passenger 4: Church Folk, Woman, Tracy, Katie, Officer Brown); Simone Recasner (Passenger 3: Church Folk, Zamata, Rachonda, Susan, Judah)

Scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa; costume design by Montana Levi Blanco; lighting design by Adam Honoré; sound design by Emily Auciello; and hair, wig, and make-up design by Cookie Jordan.

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will open the world premiere of AIN’T NO MO’, .Public Theater Partner, Public Supporter, Member, and full price tickets are available now. Full price tickets, starting at $65, can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.  Through April 28. Running Time 1 hour 40 minutes no intermission. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (There is no 1:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 16. There is no 7:00 p.m. performance on Tuesday, March 26. There is an added performance on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. The performance on Tuesday, April 16 is at 7:30 p.m.)