Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Illustration of NYC street signs and buildings.

Our Lady of 121st Street

By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Mary Beth Easley

Original music by Mark Bruckner with Joey Schnoebelen

October 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
October 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

In this riotously funny, startlingly spiritual play, a group of former students reunite in their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects to their beloved and feared teacher, Sister Rose. Together for the first time in decades, past passions and grievances are reignited and old wounds reopened. With his trademark jargon and irreverent wit, Stephen Adly Guirgis takes us on a rough and tumble ride, where the sacred and profane collide. Speaking to the universal themes of loss, regret, and recovery, Our Lady of 121st Street is the quintessential play to welcome audiences back to the live experience of theatre.   

This production contains adult language and the use of slurs, violence, sexual content, simulated drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, and mentions of death, disfigurement, and sexual assault.

Our Lady of 121st Street is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Originally produced by LAByrinth Theater Company at Center Stage/NY.
Off-Broadway production subsequently produced in New York
by John Gould Rubin, Ira Pittelman, Robyn Goodman,
Ruth Hendel and Daryl Roth.

Special Thanks

To Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for letting the department borrow a casket for this production.

To MGSI, Architectural Glass + Metal for the donation of plexiglass for this production.