Theology

“A New York Lamentation”

“A New York Lamentation” is a play that will be performed in the nave and choir of Saint Thomas Church at 4:00pm on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This production brings to life the tragic history of slavery that existed in New York City and the Hudson Valley for more than 200 years. The characters in the play are real historical figures from the nineteenth century, including slaves, slave owners, clergy, and abolitionists of this region. “A New York Lamentation” is an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, which is tasked with addressing the legacy of slavery and its ongoing impact on our society and our Church. “A New York Lamentation” was written by an Episcopal priest, the Rev. Chuck Kramer, Rector of Saint James Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. The play will be directed by Jeannine Otis, a musician, actress, playwright, director and author. She is also the musical director for St. Mark’s in the Bowery in Manhattan.
Performance is free. Donation requested.