Dan Goggin’s “Nunsense” in Winters this March

Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other fifty-two 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 flat screen TV 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.

Tickets for the Gala Opening on Friday, March 8th, 7:30 p.m. are $15. For all other performances, Fridays and Saturdays, March 9th* – 16th, 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 10th and 17th, 2 p.m., tickets are $10 general and $6 for seniors and children 12 and under.

For more information or reservations, contact winterstheatre@gmail.com or call 530-795-4014.

*The Saturday, March 9th performance of “Nunsense” will feature Bubbles, Wine, and Sinfully Delicious Desserts sold prior to and during intermission for the benefit of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their mission to find a cure for leukemia and its related cancers, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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