St. Joseph’s Catholic Church announced it will present the off-Broadway musical, “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin for six performances at 7:30 p.m. July 11-13 and 18-20 in Spiritan Hall.
The production is a fund-raising event for the capital campaign of St. Joe’s.
“Nunsense” is the story of five nuns from Hoboken who discover fifty-two nuns from their order have been mistakenly poisoned by Sister Julia (Child of God) when she accidentally prepared a bad batch of soup. Forty-eight of the dead nuns have been buried but there isn’t enough money to bury the remaining four. Their answer is to put together a talent show featuring some of the remaining nuns.
Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer who can not resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival, second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert; Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is determined to be the world's first ballerina nun; and wacky, childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. The entertainment that they present includes solo star turns, madcap dance routines, and an audience quiz.
The production features Cindy Nations as Mother Superior, Becca Keith as Sister Robert Anne, Wendy Shirar as Sister Hubert, Angela Greenland as Sister Mary Amnesia, and Megan Greenland as Sister Mary Leo. The musical is under the direction of Liz Parker with stage management by Tom McLeod.
Tickets are $20 each and will be available at the door each evening. The show is recommended for ages 13 and older.