When Demi—half Greek god, half Nigerian mortal—takes his first shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land wake up. But as Demi’s skills propel him from his village in South West Nigeria to the NBA playoffs and the London Olympics, Zeus gets jealous of his game. From award-winning playwright and poet Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles) comes a new epic fusing Greek mythology and Yoruba spirituality, in which mothers, daughters, and goddesses rise up against the entitled lord of Mount Olympus.
The Half-God of Rainfall is directed by Taibi Magar (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Macbeth In Stride; We Live in Cairo).
By Inua Ellams
Directed by Taibi Magar
Produced in partnership with New York Theatre Workshop
Opening Night: 9/12
ASL Interpreted: 9/20 at 7:30PM & 9/24 at 2PM
Audio Described: 9/21 at 7:30PM & 9/23 at 2PM
Open Captioned: 9/21 at 7:30PM & 9/23 at 2PM
Relaxed: 9/24 at 2PM