Nunsense is Habit-Forming

September 24, 2008

Do you remember or ever wonder about “growing up Catholic?” Do you know how to “tackle that temptation with a time-step?” Do you wish you did? Ever lose your memory after having been struck on the head by a crucifix? Then, the Mary Baldwin University Theatre’s production ofNunsenseby Dan Goggin is the show for you. The musical, which features the perfect recipe of singing, dancing, holiness, and botulism opens October 1, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in Fletcher Collins Theatre and runs through to October 5.

Originally a 1985 Off-Broadway sensation,Nunsensepresents the unfortunate story of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken who are trying to raise enough money to bury the remains of four sisters who met an untimely demise from their cook’s (Sister Julia- Child of God’s) lethal Vichyssoise soup. The show features multiple musical numbers and sketches all presented with a great sense of tongue-in-cheek fun. It should appeal to anyone who is in need of some lighthearted entertainment.

“Mary Baldwin University Theatre is dedicated to variety in the shows we do. We like the serious pieces and have done our share recently, but just as important is quality lighter fare. Especially in hard times, there’s often nothing better than a group of funny, hyperactive, slightly risqu