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Thursday, July 20, 2017

There's No Sense Like Numsense!

   Outdoor theatre heats up again this weekend with the return of a talented troupe of nuns!

   My pal Dave Lavender provides a great story in today's Herald-Dispatch about the show, which you can read right here. (Thanks to Toril Lavender for the photo!)

   Here's an excerpt:


   Mass is coming a little early this week.
   The nuns are gathered sweetly singing through the Ritter Park treetops, and they are ... wait a minute "What Would Elvis Do?" is certainly not a hymn, and Sister Leo is roller skating, and they are tightrope walking and playing bingo ... it's the Little Sisters of Hoboken, and they are back to their old stage shenanigans.
   Yep, HART in the Park is shining a light on the rollicking Dan Goggins' convent cult classic comedy musical Nunsense II: The Second Coming which opens at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Ritter Park Amphitheater and that rolls Friday through Sunday, July 21-23 and July 28-30. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for picnics with the pre-show starting at 7:30 p.m.
   There is also a special 7 p.m. early show on Thursday, July 27.
   Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children. To purchase advance or group tickets, call 304-696-5954 or go online at www.ghprd.org.
   In this version of "Nunsense," the sequel to the first show HART in the Park's staged in 2014, local stars Mary Olson, Linda Reynolds, Jane Modlin, Cindy Westbrook and Annie Wolfe perform as The Little Sisters of Hoboken. We pick up their story six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit.
   This time the grateful nuns are presenting a show to thank all the people who supported them in their freshman outing, but chaos erupts when two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (played by Westbrook) - who has won the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes - as one of their own, and the nuns learn a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff.

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