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86%
(109 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

About the Show

In this this world premiere drama, a young Nigerian postulant arrives at a New York City convent for refuge, prayer, and a new beginning on a hot and tumultuous day in the summer of 1964.

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Member Reviews (109)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
70
Relevant, Ambitious, Well acted, Repetitive, Needs cutting/shaping

See it if you're interested in racial attitudes in 1964. High concept (Nigerian postulate in a NYC convent) plays out through well-drawn characters.

Don't see it if you want a fully polished script. Superficial discussion of impt issues is oft repeated. Prayer/faith abounds. Not always believable plot. Read more

539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
82
Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well written show with solid performances. Set in a different time, yet the issues raised are just as relevant today.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with representation of religion. Or don’t want to see a show staged in a church.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
75
Clever, Enchanting, Cliched, Funny, Preachy

See it if White convent copes with racism and fear in NYC 1964. Conflict develops among the nuns. Enjoyable but simple characters. Clever plot twists.

Don't see it if Points are preached repetitively. The girl's emotional state seems too calm given her past. The ending wraps up the issues in a tidy bow.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
88
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Funny, Great acting

See it if the prospect of seeing issues of belief, doubt, intolerance, love & forgiveness embodied in a series of conflicts intrigues you.

Don't see it if you are too irreligious to suspend your intolerance for religion for two hours & sit in a church -- for a play about religion. Read more

614 Reviews | 126 Followers
90
Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if The actors was great, the story is excellent, with both it a great show.

Don't see it if You want a big and shine stage, or singing, it touch subjects that was heartbreaking.

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
80
Relevant, Intelligent, Beautiful acting/writing, Sensitive and graceful, Thought-provoking

See it if Want to be fully absorbed in world of ideas, prejudice, emotional scars. It's fine, smart & at times, funny. I think this one's a gem.

Don't see it if No interest in life of nuns, beliefs in God, moral questioning. It's a play about race, cultural differences, secrets, taboos. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
99
Great writing, Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Funny

See it if DON'T MISS IT!! Great theatre!

Don't see it if DON'T miss it!! Great entertainment

291 Reviews | 704 Followers
75
Relevant, Slow, Nice performances, Sight line and articulation problems

See it if you'd enjoy an earnest, well acted ensemble in a somewhat cliched story with no set and minimal stagecraft.

Don't see it if you have trouble hearing or will be bothered by the sometimes poor sight lines. It's a little long to be performed without an intermission. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

On Stage Blog
January 25th, 2018

"A fascinating and timely piece of work. With conversations that are still familiar today, a wonderful cast, and a beautifully-written story, the world-premiere production is a must-see...Throughout the play, the stories of the nuns are told, giving each character solid motivations for their actions and providing a well of emotional depth...McCasland’s writing...is skillful and delicate, artfully creating both loud, shouted moments and intimate conversations between the characters."
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