Novenas for a Lost Hospital

About This Show

Dramaturg Guy Lancaster writes, “St. Vincent’s Hospital was started inside a rented house on East 13th Street in1849 during a cholera epidemic by four nuns from the Sisters of Charity. It was the first Catholic hospital in Manhattan. Survivors of disasters such as the sinking of the Titanic, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and September 11 were treated at St. Vincent’s after it moved to its eventual site on 7th Avenue in 1856. A devastating new plague, HIV/AIDS, would profoundly affect the institution and the surrounding neighborhood from the 1980s onwards as the hospital became a center for AIDS research and treatment. By the time St. Vincent’s closed its doors on April 30, 2010, 3,500 employees had lost their jobs. The last Catholic hospital in Manhattan was replaced by a luxury condo development.”

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: September 5, 2019 Opening Night: September 19, 2019 Final Performance: October 13, 2019
Location: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York City

224 Waverly Pl,

New York,

10014

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Theatermania Review

| | September 19, 2019
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents an ambitious eulogy to its departed neighbor.

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