Nunsense, the hilarious musical comedy by Dan Goggin, is coming to the Rylander Theatre in downtown Americus with a fabulous production presented by Sumter Players and GSW Dramatic Arts. Directed by Cori Lyman-Barner with choreography by Christi Barr and music direction by Brad Bunce, the ever popular show will be performed on March 31, April 1 and 2 at 8:00 pm and on April 3 at 2:30 pm.
Punctuated by some of the funniest songs ever written, Nunsense tells the story of the five surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, as they discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls. Upon discovering the disaster, the 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 big screen plasma 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 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 and madcap dance routines.
Featured in the cast are Bren Dubay as the Reverend Mother, Dawn Daniels-McNear as Sister Hubert, Sharon Parks as Sister Robert Anne, Daina Rosario as Sister Leo and Rebekah Martens as Sister Amnesia.