The Let Out: Sunday, February 23 at 2pm
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday, February 19 at 2 pm
Black Affinity Night: Friday, February 21
Cafe Chat: After the performances on February 20 & 27
Aurora Circle: Before the Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm performance
Open Caption: Saturday, March 1 at 8pm, Sunday March 2 at 2pm
Audio Description: Sunday, March 2 at 2pm

The Half-God of Rainfall

by Inua Ellams
directed by Linsday Smiling

February 11 – March 2, 2025


Nigerian-born British poet and playwright Inua Ellams blends Yoruba and Greek mythologies into an incredible story of a demigod-turned-NBA superstar in The Half-God of Rainfall. The epic poem follows a half-Nigerian mortal, half-Greek God named Demi, who possesses extraordinary powers yet is burdened by the expectations of his lineage. Demi’s powers grow as he leaves his West Nigerian village for the bright lights of the NBA, where he emerges as an all-world talent driven by passion, power, and destiny. Under the directorial vision of Wilma Co-Artistic Director Lindsay Smiling, (recently seen on stage in Fat Ham and My Mama and the Full-Scale Invasion) The Half-God of Rainfall features the HotHouse Acting Company and explores the intersection of patriarchy, imperialism, and American basketball.