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Our Lady of 121st Street: Jesus Hopped the A Train & In Arabia, We'd All…

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

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A beloved teacher, a nun, has died, leaving the current and former residents of her inner city neighborhood to mourn her passing. The characters are diverse in race, sexuality, and temperament. Life and death offer little closure, yet we must pick up and move on anyway. That seems to be the theme of this funny, dialogue-driven play.

An ensemble piece for twelve actors, each of whom gets some meaty moments. ( )
  EricKibler | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Stephen Adly Guirgis has been hailed as one of the most promising playwrights at work in America today. A masterful poet of the downtrodden, his plays portray life on New York's hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Gathered in this volume is his current off-Broadway hit, Our Lady of 121st Street, a comic portrait of the graduates of a Harlem Catholic school reunited at the funeral of a beloved teacher, along with his two previous plays: the philosophical jailhouse drama Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, an Iceman Cometh for the Giuliani era that looks at the effect of Times Square's gentrification on its less desirable inhabitants.

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A group of old classmates and friends from Harlem find themselves at Ortiz's Funeral Home to mourn the death of Sister Rose..a feared and beloved nun from their childhoods. Played out against the backdrop of an unfolding mystery, they try to heal old wounds, live up to their responsibilities, and deal with the shock of being grown up.… (more)

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