The cast of Gaslight Theater’s “Nunsense” are Christy Crocker as Sister Hubert, in front at left; Nina Tilander as Reverend Mother, in front at right; Cherie Champe as Sister Robert Anne, in middle; Karen Lipovsky as Sister Mary Amnesia, in back at left, and Abigail St. Johns as Sister Leo. Photo courtesy of Gaslight Theater

Gaslight Theater and McKee Morgan Attorneys plan to present “Nunsense” written by Dan Googin, directed by Bill Haley, with Musical Direction by Marcia Gallagher.

There is mild adult language and humor. The action takes place in the auditorium on the second floor of Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St., Hallowell and the site is handicapped accessible. Performances are one week only at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7 and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9.

The production is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo (the novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina), street-wise Sister Robert Anne (tough character from Brooklyn, and a constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior), befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia (the very sweet nun who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head), the Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina (a feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight), and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert (the second in command who is always competing with the Mother Superior) – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.

Sister Leo is played by Abigail St. Johns of Hallowell, and Sister Robert Anne is portrayed by Cherie Champe of Waterville. Karen Lipovsky of Monmouth portrays Sister Mary Amnesia and Christy Crocker of Hallowell plays Sister Mary Hubert. The role of Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina, is performed by Nina Tilander of Gardiner.  The show is directed by Bill Haley of Hallowell, who has performed and directed with Gaslight for many years, and he is joined by Marcia Gallagher, also of Hallowell and also a long time participant with Gaslight, as the music director. Nunsense is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Tickets cost $20 and are available online or at the door; cash, check and credit card accepted.

For reservations call 207-626-3698 or visit, https://gaslight-theater.square.site/home or for more information, visit gaslighttheater.org.

 

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