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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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~
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.
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