Our Lady of 121st Street

The instigating event of the play is a death: Sister Rose, a teacher in a Catholic grade school has died and her former students return to attend her funeral. An obstacle arises, presented in the first scene of the play: Sister Rose’s body is missing the funeral cannot proceed until her body is recovered. This pause created by the mystery of her disappearance precipitates an interval during which the various characters, gathered for the funeral, encounter one another and confront their shared past.

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