To mark the bicentennial of the arrival of the Sisters of Charity to New York City (1817-2017) the Sheen Center will present How The Nuns of New York Tamed The Gangs of New York directed by George C. Heslin and created by Turlough McConnell featuring a highly acclaimed cast.
Lead narrators Orlagh Cassidy (St. Vincent) and Ciaran Byrne (Public Morals) join Grammy award-winning folk musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (Ken Burns’ television miniseries The Civil War), violinist Gregory Harrington, tenor David O’Leary and Hammerstep dance company. There will be an additional guest appearance by Terry Donnelly reprising a scene from Doubt. Academy Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley will be in attendance. There will also be a preview of the new Shrine to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, in tribute to the bicentennial, opening this Fall in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue.
Please join us to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Sisters of Charity of New York with this multimedia storytelling event.