Wednesday June 19, 2013 / 8:00pmThe Divine Sister
Assigned at Box Office
How was your experience?
If you were taught by nuns (as I was), or remember watching various nuns on TV or in the movies (The Flying Nun, Trouble with Angels, The Nun's Story, and the big kahuna of nun-dom: The Sound of Music), or listening to the "Singing Nun," or are just attracted to nuns as nuns, you are likely to delight in this show. Every nun cliche is dragged out (sorry!), given a delicious twist, and pumped up till it explodes--you have the stern-yet-loving Mother Superior, the ditzy nun-acolyte, the whistle-tweeting gym-teacher nun, the exotic nun with a German accent, the guitar-strumming nun, nuns on bicycles, and so on. The actors (including several well-known SF personalities from stage and...other venues, let's say) are in their element with this send-up, and milk the lines for every possible double-entendre (of which there are many in this Charles Busch script. The minor critique I can make is to ask that they wait for the laughter to subside before continuing their dialog, because at several points I couldn't hear them over the audience. So adjust your wimple, hike up your black serge skirts, and hie down to see this nun-fest. Nun better!