Venue: Pollock Stage
By Dan Goggin
Starring: Miranda D. Lawson as Sister Mary Hubert, Lucinda Hitchcock Cone as Mother Superior
Directed By: Michael Laun
Running Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
Parental Guidance: Appropriate for Middle School Age & Older
Preview performances January 7 – 10; Opening Night is January 10.
Nunsense is a musical comedy by Dan Goggin. Originating as a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical slant, the cards caught on so quickly that Goggin decided to expand the concept into a cabaret show and eventually a full-length musical. The original Off-Broadway production became the third-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history. Nunsense joins STC’s Season of Legends, Epics, and Icons January 7 – February 14, 2015 on the Pollock Stage.
The zany plot revolves around 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. They 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. With four deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze who are still in need of burials, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium to raise the necessary funds.
Join us for our free Prologue Series in the Theatre 45 minutes before each regularly scheduled subscription performance and learn more about the play, the author, and STC’s production in advance of the performance.
*Note that seating in the Pollock Stage is general admission, first-come, first-served seating, at the discretion of STC House Management. Seating opens approximately one hour before the performance.