Sunday, September 13, 2015
GO TO SEVEN ANGELS THEATRE FOR A LITTLE HEAVENLY "NUNSENSE"
The good Little Sisters of Hoboken, your favorite nuns, are at it again and you're invited to the party. They are being forced to hold a talent show fundraiser as an emergency measure to stave off the imminent visit by the New Jersey Board of Health. As you may or may not remember, their dedicated Chef Sister Julia, Child of God, made an unfortunate soup that caused fifty two nuns to go to God prematurely. Only forty eight were buried properly and, because funds ran out, the last four were stored in the convent freezer. Hence, the need to quickly raise funds for burial plots.
If this hooky and humorous plot line tickles your fancy, then you are prime candidates for Daniel Goggins' highly successful comedy "Nunsense" being irreverently presented at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre weekends Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 and again Friday, September 25, Saturday, the 26th and Sunday, the 27th.
Come meet the Mother Superior who jealously guards all her chicks and her coterie which includes Sister Robert Anne who is Brooklyn street smart and the driver of the convent van, Sister Mary Leo who is literally always "on her toes" as a wannabe ballerina, the second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert who like Avis keeps trying harder, and, last but not least, Sister Amnesia who lost her marbles and memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
These devoted ladies of the cloth will move heaven and earth to provide you with an angelic performance as they sing, dance, tell jokes, provide cooking lessons and even bring out Sister Marionette, all in the service of the Lord to entertain you. Playwright Dan Goggins has resurrected memories from his sojourn in the Catholic school system to create this easily "habit forming" pastime.
Come see Joyce Jeffrey, Trish Torello, Cathy Wilcox Sturmer, Jillian Holt and Artistic Director Semina DeLaurentis as Sister Amnesia. Be prepared for a religious quiz or three, with appropriate prizes if you are correct, the perpetual understudy Sister Robert Anne vying for her turn in the spotlight, a country western singing session, a turn of fleet feet doing "Tackle That Temptation with a Time Step" and much much more.
For tickets ($37.50-42.50), call Seven Angels Theatre, 1 Plank Road, Waterbury at 203-757-4676 or online at www.sevenangelstheatre.org. Come celebrate Seven Angels' 25th anniversary, where in December 1989 "Nunsense" was the initial show on stage.
Prepare to be thoroughly engaged as the Little Sisters of Hoboken kick up their heels and pull out all the stops (and corks from the sacramental wine) to entertain you in heavenly splendor.