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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Solid all female cast exs racism in the Catholic Church during the civil rights era.
Don't see it if The accent of one actor, and the acoustics of the church itself, made for a tough time hearing much of the dialogue.
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 like theater in an unusual setting the church added to the nuns conversations Relevant subject still even as it referenced an earlier
Don't see it if Politics , race, religion are not subjects of interest. The seating and acoustics are not good
See it if want to step inside a Catholic convent and witness how their protected lives and beliefs are altered as events force them to re-evaluate.
Don't see it if you don't like small venues and simple staging, or don't want to see a play where all the actors are nuns.
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.
See it if You are interested in what NYC was like decades ago vis-a-vis prejudice. You have a thing for convents. You like all female casts.
Don't see it if You expect a religious order to be depicted realistically. You like to hear every word the actors are saying.
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 ..you enjoy very modest but well-written production of a moving story about racism and historical events (mid-1960s)
Don't see it if .. you're looking for any flashy production values
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 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 you like a well-written play about contemporary issues with good acting.
Don't see it if you don't like a minimal set, church pew seating (the front row has a cushion) or controversial material.
See it if you are open to a performance in a church that concerns the church. Although situated in 1964, the same racial issues persist today.
Don't see it if you're expecting lavish staging. The writing is strong as is the acting.
See it if You enjoy a good story with interesting characters and a subject that’s still relevant in today’s world
Don't see it if You want a light fluffy drama or musical.