‘Nunsense’ opens at Winters Theatre Company

By From page A11 | February 01, 2013

Winters Theatre Company will present Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” in Winters this March.

Tickets for the gala opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, are $15. Remaining performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 9-16, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 10 and 17. Tickets are $10 general and $6 for seniors and children 12 and under.

The March 9 performance will feature “bubbles, wine and sinfully delicious desserts” sold prior to and during intermission for the benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The story of “Nunsense” revolves around five of 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, who discover that their cook — Sister Julia, Child of God — accidentally killed the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials.

The greeting cards were an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought a flat-screen TV for the convent, leaving her with no money in the kitty to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium to raise the necessary amount.

Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer who cannot 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.

For more information or reservations, email [email protected] or call 530-795-4014.

Enterprise staff

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