By Dan Goggin
Directed by Jill Nadeau
What happens when convent cook Sister Julia (Child of God) accidentally poisons several of the Little Sisters of Hoboken? The remaining Sisters put on a show to raise money to bury the departed. But not without hilarious vicissitudes that will bring back memories to those who remember their parochial school days, and bring laughs to everyone.
“Nunsense” begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
“Nunsense” is being produced by Penguin Productions, the company that performed “Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” in February of 2006 at the Performing Arts Center in Jefferson. Jill Nadeau will again direct the show with the assistance of musical director Clifford Lueck.
Produced by The Renaissance at 412 West Madison, Lake Mills, WI 53551
Performances: Oct. 19, 20 & 26, 2007
Performance Times: 6:30
Ticket Prices: To be announced
Call (920) 648-5013 for reservations or more information.
Have a need for an actress to play the part of Sister Amnesia. Must have previous acting, singing, dancing experience, high vocal range. This part requires the actress to work with a nun puppet during one of the solos. Rehearsals in Lake Mills, performance at The Renaissance Dinner Theatre Oct. 19, 20 & 26. Rehearsals start week of Aug. 27.
Call Jill at 920-285-1986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.