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Memorare

From 1 critic and 109 member reviews
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. More…

The streets are raging with riots after a 14-year-old black boy has been shot and killed by a white police officer in Harlem. The questions that arise in the aftermath of in the postulant's arrival will change the Sisters of Mercy, and the postulant, forever.



90
On Stage Blog

"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." Full Review


100
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Substance & content!

See it if U want to be excited by excellent theater again! U want a brilliant script that is relevant & well directed with A+ acting.

Don't see it if U are afraid of religious & racial topics, dislike using your mind & heart to absorb serious drama. U want silly frivolous entertainment.

Also A Brilliant Star on the horizon: brilliant playwright Steven McCasland... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You want to see and excellent and brilliantly written show. It’s so relevant to today and what is going on with racism!

Don't see it if You don’t want to see reality!

Also “A play that was crying to be written, its subject matter now front an... Read more Read less

99
Funny, Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

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

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

98
Great acting, Intense, Must see, Profound, Riveting

See it if You enjoy plays like Doubt with ethical issues presented in religious setting.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a lighthearted musical.

Also Musical interludes are sometimes distracting and other times add to th... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Great writing

See it if You want to see a relevant, intense, well written drama. Like plays that touch on controversial topics like race and religion.

Don't see it if You want a comedy or feel uncomfortable talking about topics like racism, violence (rape) or religion.

Also This play was really well written and the actresses did an amazing job... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great singing

See it if Did not expect much from this off Broadway play but came away loving it. Amazing singing and smart way of exposing racism in a convent.

Don't see it if You expect flashy staging or a a fast paced play.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are interested in race relations, the Catholic Church, and convent life in 1964 in NYC.

Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing how nuns in NYC in 1964 dealt with racism in their own convent.

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you want a well written story that is politically relevant today along with a great cast of talented women.

Don't see it if you want something light and easy, though you should still consider giving it a chance.

94
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Marvelous to witness such natural chemistry between every single actresses. Balancing sensitive topics of race and faith quite effortlessly

Don't see it if Quaint production happening inside of an actual church. Faith, especially judgment of character, is often questioned in this play

Also Smiled, moved, gasped and giggled throughout this lovely play. Really ... Read more Read less

93
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, Smart

See it if You enjoy a well written play about nuns during the race riots of 1964 in New York. How they felt inside the walls and in their hearts.

Don't see it if You don't want to watch theatre sitting in church pews. Have no curiosity about nuns lives, esp during the change.

Also I really liked it. Nice ensemble. Thought provoking.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like an uber-talented ensemble transport you to another time and place with a razor-sharp script in staging by a deft director.

Don't see it if If you're looking for something easy. This play challenges you.

92
Funny, Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you want to see a profound, character driven new play that exposes racism where least expected. Brilliant writing surprises you with humor!

Don't see it if you're looking for a lavish production. This is a low budget, 1st production of a great play. The church is echo-ey, so sit up front.

Also The convent is merely a backdrop to deeper questions about where love ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Slow, Old fashioned, Rewarding, Special setting

See it if You appreciate how a play can show a sliver and reveal a world.

Don't see it if Uncomfortable seating will dim your appreciation of the work.

Also A traditionally-styled play with a clear arc and structure, a relevant... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if you like to think and challenge. Differing opinions and conviction of a nun drive home how polar humans can be on issues that affect us all.

Don't see it if you're easily offended or unwilling to see others opinions. If you don't think racism is a "real issue"

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you want to see an intelligent look at how racism was & is still prevalent with a dedicated female ensemble.

Don't see it if you're looking for a "spoon feeding" or a play that is a light entertainment. Or HAMILTON.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

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.

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You'd enjoy seeing a talented all-female cast in a well-written play that addresses race relations

Don't see it if You want a lavish production with fancy staging and costumes, or are offended by plays that confront issues of racism

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You want to see some very good writing and a great performance. You want to hear some truths about how many people think and behave.

Don't see it if You want a light and fluffy performance. You don't want to see a great performance. You are sensitive to race issues.

Also I was thoroughly entertained by this play. The writer did an excellent... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if want a well done production that explores important issues.

Don't see it if you're bothered by depictions organized religion or are looking for elaborate sets.

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like plays that merge political and religious themes, or if you just like nuns. Also if you like an intimate theater experience.

Don't see it if you prefer shows in a traditional theater setting.

Also How do you solve a problem like Sister Mary Azu? It's 1964, and the ar... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking drama that raises questions about society, religion, race

Don't see it if You want a relaxing evening of comedy or music

Also The play is presented in the church, not a theater, so the acoustics a... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Conversations about race and rape make you uncomfortable, it’s the only way to go to the next level.

Don't see it if You want to stay racist and mysogenistic.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if Great cast and writing can be found in "Memorare". While the story develops, each character gets a moment without running down a checklist.

Don't see it if The setting looks great on paper but in practice, it fails due to bad acoustics and no real stage. Don't see it during a cold winter night.

88
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, Unique subject matter

See it if A look into world not often seen-a convent in NYC in the '60s. Amazingly relevant what w/racism in the USA & carnage in the world; well done

Don't see it if You're looking for a full on staged prod-this is in a church (bring warm clothes!); you don't want to see an all female cast; need a comedy~

88
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant

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.

Also The cast here deserves special commendation. 8 very powerful women pla... Read more Read less


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