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

Our Lady of 121st Street

Oct 08, 2021 to Oct 16, 2021
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by: 
Mary Beth Easley
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:00pm


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.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.