Release Date Feb. 25
DALLAS— A nun’s body has disappeared from the Ortiz Funeral Home in Harlem. One of the mourner’s pants has gone missing as well. While this may sound like a ‘whodunit’ mystery, it is, instead, a dark comedy with touches of tragedy. Theatre Brookhaven begins its spring season March 4 with Our Lady of 121st Street written by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
A motley assortment of mourners gather to pay respects to Sister Rose, the missing dead nun, who treated the children in the neighborhood parish with a mix of stern punishment and supportive encouragement. When the sister’s wake becomes a crime scene, guilt, regrets and fear surface as this diverse group of characters interact with touches of humor fed by quick-paced and often lewd dialogue.
NOTE: This presentation may not be suitable for all audiences due to strong language.
Directed by Michael A. Robinson, performances are scheduled for March 4-6 and 11-13 at 8 p.m. and March 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Brookhaven College Performance Hall in Building C. General admission is $8; students and senior adults are $6. Tickets are available through the School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
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