PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Emerson Theatre Group, now in its 11th year of operation, presents Sistah's Act 2: Back in the Habit, inspired by the well-renowned play starring Whoopie Goldberg, a Las Vegas showgirl who finds herself in need of a miracle. She is introduced to the sisters and priests of St. Francis, and the rest is theatrical history.

The Emerson Theatre Group's production picks up Sister Mary Clarence's saga in Sister Act 2, when Sis. Mary Clarence comes to the aid of a failing inner city school who need a miracle.

Directed and Produced by: L. Barnes and B. Hackett
Choreography:  D. Ortiz and J. Lacks
Vocals/Public Relations:  P. Lewis Stage

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Principal Characters:
Nalani Codougan:  Sister Mary Clarence
Maleah Brooks:  Rita Watson
Kaylah Smithson:  Sis.Mary Patrick
Sha'mai Young:  Sis.Mary Lazarus
Zeraih Kenner:  Sis.Mary Roberts
Akirah Trent:  Reverend Mother
Ezra Moldonado-Hazel:  Mr. Crisp

The Emerson Theatre Group's annual staged production of Sistah's Act 2: Back in the Habit will have two showings:

  • May 31st @ 6:30 pm
  • June 1st@ 2:00pm (matinee)

All performances will be held at Emerson Community School, 305 Emerson Avenue. Plainfield, NJ

Ticket price: $7 for adults; $4 for children.

The complete cast list for Sistah's Act 2: Back in the Habit

Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence

Nalani Cadogan

Sister Mary Patrick

Zyerei Kenner

Father Maurice                     

Javon Moore

Sister Mary Lazarus                       

Sha’mai Young

Mr. Crisp                                

Ezra Maldonado

Father Ignatius                       

Darian Royal

Sister Mary Roberts                       

Kayla Smithson

Mrs. Watson                          

Samantha Alcerro

Father Wolfgang                       

Daevon Royal

Reverend Mother                       

Akhirah Trent

Rita Louise Watson                        

Maleah Brooks

Father Thomas                       

Tyree Morris


Aspen Braxton


Darian Royal


Angel Rivera


Anyea’ Forte


Daevon Royal

Tyler Chase                      

Liylah Dabney Kearney


Sherice Lawrence


Saraya Ross

Casino Announcer                       

Zuriel Chase

Storekeeper/Tap Dancer/Bus Driver       

Brielle Salters

School Board Member #2           

Giselle Martinez

School Board Member #3

Zylah Alston

Classroom Students

Genevieve Martinez, Saarai Allen