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Signature Theatre's Our Lady of 121st Street Announces Extension

Stephen Adly Guirgis's play will now run through June 17.

Hill Harper and John Doman star in Signature Theatre's Our Lady of 121st Street.
(© Monique Carboni)

The Signature Theatre production of Our Lady of 121st Street, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, has been extended by a week, the company announced today. The production, which opened on May 20, will now run through June 17.

Our Lady of 121st Street is the second production of Guirgis's Signature residency, which began last fall with the critically acclaimed, extended production of Jesus Hopped the ‘A' Train, directed by Mark Brokaw. Our Lady of 121st Street marks Rashad's New York City directorial debut. Performances began May 1 on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there's a problem — her dead body has been stolen. The irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy paints a vividly comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.

The cast includes Joey Auzenne (House of Cards), Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ruined), Erick Betancourt (Jesus Hopped the ‘A' Train), Maki Borden (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music), Jimonn Cole (Peter and the Starcatcher), John Doman (The Wire), Dierdre Friel (Search Party), Hill Harper (The Good Doctor), Kevin Isola (Billions), Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Good Wife), Paola Lázaro (To the Bone), and John Procaccino (Incident at Vichy).

The creative team includes Walt Spangler (scenic design), Alexis Forte (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), Robert Kaplowitz (sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair & wig design), Susan Finch (dialect coach). Charles M. Turner III is the production stage manager with casting by Caparelliotis Casting.