Mt. Vernon Community Theatre presents ‘Nunsense’

Friday, October 12, 2018

Rollicking musical comedy is sure to delight

Members of the Mt. Vernon Community Theatre, by special arrangement with Simon French, Inc., will present “Nunsense,” a musical comedy, at the MARC, in Mt. Vernon.

The show opens with five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, who discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls.

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 media equipment 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.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21.

Tickets are available at the MARC box office or by calling 417-366-1995.

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