Author: Brian Mullin
Director: Lisa Cagnacci, featuring Maggie McCarthy, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Deirdra Morris and James Tucker
Theatre503, London SW11
The text of the play, with notes, is published by Bloomsbury (ISBN 978-1-3500-1148-9)
This play has been on for a short period at a fringe theatre (above a pub) in south London, but the complete text has also been published, with details of the performance. Brian Mullin is a talented young Irish playwright who has been based in London since 2009 and this play is based on experiences of an aunt of his, who was a nun in New York in the 1970s.
It is set in Elizabeth House, similar to a Catholic Worker community: we are shown a very powerful statue of the Visitation, damaged when the house is broken into. Originally established by an order of Franciscan sisters, thirty years on there is only one left, Bernadette (known as Bernie), played very powerfully by Maggie McCarthy. The house provides accommodation for poor women; the only one we encounter is a sassy sixteen year old, Felicia.