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Aleshea Harris's What to Send Up When It Goes Down Extends

The Movement Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of the latest from the author of Is God Is, directed by Whitney White.

Whitney White is the director of the New York premiere of What to Send Up When It Goes Down.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Movement Theatre Company has announced an extension of its New York-premiere production of Aleshea Harris's What to Send Up When It Goes Down, directed by Whitney White. Originally scheduled to play its final performance on December 8, it will now play an additional week at A.R.T./New York Theatres' Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre through December 16.

Alana Raquel Bowers (Scraps), Rachel Christopher (Minor Character), Ugo Chukwu ([PORTO]), Kambi Gathesha (Our Lady of Kibeho), Naomi Lorrain (Orange Is the New Black), Denise Manning (The Genesis Plays), Javon Q. Minter (Platonov), and Beau Thom (off-Broadway debut) star in the production.

The play is described as "a community ritual created in response to the deaths of black people as a result of racialized violence. As lines between characters and actors, observers and observed blur, a dizzying series of vignettes build to a climactic moment where performance and reality collide, highlighting the absurdity of anti-blackness in our society. Through facilitation and dialogue we must decide how to cope, resist, and move forward."