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Ain't No Mo' Extends Its World Premiere

The new play, written by and starring Jordan E. Cooper, opens in March at the Public Theater.

Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Fedna Jacquet, and Crystal Lucas-Perry in rehearsal for Ain't No Mo'.
(© Jenny Anderson)

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the world premiere of Ain't No Mo', written by Jordan E. Cooper and directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. Performances will now run from March 12-April 28, with an official opening on March 27.

The complete cast of Ain't No Mo' features Jordan E. Cooper (Peaches), Marchánt Davis (Passenger 2), Jennean Farmer (Female Understudy), Fedna Jacquet (Passenger 1), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Passenger 5), Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Passenger 4), and Simone Recasner (Passenger 3). Hermon Whaley Jr. will be the standby for Peaches and will be performing on all Sunday matinees.

Ain't No Mo' is described as "a vibrant satirical odyssey portraying the great exodus of black Americans out of a country plagued with injustice. In a kaleidoscope of scenes of the moments before, during, and after this outrageous departure, Jordan E. Cooper's extraordinary new work explores the value of black lives in a country hurtling away from the promise of a black president."

The new play features 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.