Escape from the House of Mercy
Catherine Gallant presents her "Escape from the House of Mercy," inspired by the notorious House of Mercy, located at Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan during the early 1900s. Described as "a home for abandoned and troubled women," it was, in fact, closer to a prison or workhouse to which most women and girls were brought against their wills. Under the guise of rehabilitation, inmates were regularly punished with starvation diets, head shaving, and restraints.
Venue: St. Michael's Church
225 W 99th St.
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