PREVIEW: We Wait in Joyful Hope @Theatre503

Theatre503 will present a production of Brian Mullin’s We Wait in Joyful Hope, running at the venue from the 17th May until the 11th June. 

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Brian Mullin’s debut drama is portrait of modern feminism, friendship and one woman who wants to take on the world.

Sister Bernie D’Amato is a force to be reckoned with. After thirty years running a women’s center in a New Jersey slum she’s won battles with priests, police and even gang leaders. But now she’s facing her biggest threat yet. With property developers buying up the neighborhood, and only an ageing ex-nun and a 16-year-old X-Factor wannabe to help, Bernie’s mission to save the center is becoming ever more of a challenge.

The cast will include Maggie McCarthy as Sister Bernie D’Amato, Deidra Morris as Joanne, James Tucker as Grady and Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Felicia.

We Wait in Joyful Hope will be directed by Lisa Cagnacci who said: “I’m very excited to be directing such a beautifully written and finely detailed portrait of a very radical and complicated woman.”

The creative team also includes set designs by Kat Heath, lighting by Sally Ferguson and sound designed by John Leonard.

We Wait in Joyful Hope will appear at Theatre503 from the 17th May to the 11th June. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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