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Town & Gown Theatre is excited to begin the 67th season on September 28th with the entertaining mini musical Nunsense, written by Dan Goggin and Directed by Jeri Seefeldt.
This show is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of a group of 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. As a result, they put on a variety show to raise the desperately needed funds to bury their dearly departed. The performance takes place in the school gym where eighth grade students are getting ready to perform Grease.
Jeri Seefeldt had a blast directing Nunsense 25 years ago at Town & Gown Theatre. “Those nuns were powerhouses on stage.” Fast forward to today and Seefeldt reflects on how much fun this show is. “You forget all the hard parts of how to make the show work and you just remember all the fun. These ladies have worked hard to bring their characters to life,” said Seefeldt “I am very proud to have worked with these women and you will see their hard work come to life on stage.”
A mix of newcomers and veterans take the stage playing these five lovable nuns, all local talents the audiences are sure to enjoy. Ballet-loving Sister Leo is played by Mandy Billings, street-wise Sister Robert Anne is played by Andrea Yough, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia is played by Valerie Kisling, the Mother Superior Sister Regina is played by Linda Thrasher and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert is played by Liz Michael.
Valerie Kisling appeared in the first production of Nunsense at Town & Gown as Sister Robert Anne and when she learned Seefeldt was reviving the show this year, she jumped at the chance to be in it again but this time as Sister Mary Amnesia. “A lot of the music came back to me quickly and at my age I really appreciated that,” said Kisling. “I know the audience will be entertained by this show. The music is great, and the jokes are side-splitting whether or not you are Catholic.”
Nunsense will run for eight performances September28 – October 1 & 5-8, 2017 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 25 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 405.372.9122 or purchasing online tickets at www.townandgown.org. Ticket prices are Adult, $14; Students, $12; and Seniors, $12 (available for Sunday matinees only). Rated C – Comedy, Recommended for ages 8 and older.