Christopher Durang's Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You have expired.
The last date listed for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You was Saturday July 7, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Gunston Arts Center:
- Full Price:
- $35.00 - $40.00
- Our Price:
- $17.50 - $20.00
Usually, it's unwise to judge a book by its cover, or a show by its title, but in the case of Oh Dad, Poor Dad ..., the show is every bit as nutty, twisted and absurd as its infamously memorable title would suggest. The first play of Pulitzer- and Tony-nominee Arthur Kopit (Wings, Indians and Nine), this "farce in three scenes" was a hit off-Broadway, on Broadway and on the silver screen in a film adaptation starring Rosalind Russell. Lots of guys think their dad is a stuffed shirt, but poor Jonathan's pop is actually stuffed, i.e. preserved and toted around in a casket by his over-bearing mother. Little wonder things get complicated when he and his mother arrive at a luxury resort with Dad, Venus flytraps and a piranha in tow. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
view more less of this review
I suppose the show would have more meaning for those who attended strict Catholic parochial schools. I did not find it humorous, though certainly biting. At the point that the sister allowed former students to express views contrary to Catholic dogma, the play lost touch with reality; and when she started shooting them, it ceased to have any interest. The acting was okay, and the staging was imaginative all the way down to design of the program.
The Obie Award winning comedy centers around a fanatical nun who comes face to face with a quartet of her traumatized former students. The Village Voice wrote, "Sister Mary... is a hysterically funny, bitter, anguished, out-of-control moral comedy" and Newsweek called it "ferociously funny."
The show runs one hour, with an optional nightly talkback.
This event is recommended for those age 14 or older.
Directed by Joe Banno and featuring Cam Magee as Sister Mary Ignatius.