A sad tale. A morbid tale. And yes, a cautionary tale that rivals the drama on Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" or Real Housewives of Atlanta. You choose. Unfortunate consequences of imperfect ingredients in the kitchen force the Little Sisters of Hoboken to temporarily surrender their sequestered ablutions and reach out to the public for fiscal furtherance.

It seems that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters with her tainted vichyssoise. One certainly can sympathize with the cloistered crew. That's a plethora of grave plots and coffins to buy, thusly putting a major crimp in the allowance proffered by the patriarchal and parsimonious papacy.

With four of the deceased still to be buried and the coffers bare, the remaining sisters (who, fortunately for them, passed on the vichyssoise that night) decide to put on a variety show to raise the needed funds.

Directed and choreographed by Micki Sharp, Candlelight Theatre's NUNSENSE features Ruth Wren as Sister Mary Regina, The Mother Superior, Kansas Battem as Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices, Shannon Turner as Sister Robert Anne, Brigid Rose as Sister Mary Amnesia, and Erika Flanick as Sister Mary Leo.

The NUNSENSE franchise of hysteria and musical mayhem apparently will never stop. The concept was birthed quite (how else? Nonsensically!) as a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical edge. The original production opened in 1985 and ran for 3,672 performances, becoming the second longest Off-Broadway show in history (after The Fantasticks)

By the time it closed, it had become an international phenomenon, translated into at least 26 languages with more than 8000 productions worldwide.

No doubt this show will be hysterical. Having witnessed a few of the iterations, much of the delight is witnessing the reactions of audience members who attended Catholic school and were taught by nuns.

July 11 – August 23  Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The $59 ticket includes a sumptuous buffet featuring vichyssoise. (just kidding!)  $33 for children (4-12)

CandlelightTheatreDelaware.org   302.475.2313  Group Rates

 

A sad tale. A morbid tale. And yes, a cautionary tale that rivals the drama on Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible" or Real Housewives of Atlanta. You choose. Unfortunate consequences of imperfect ingredients in the kitchen force the Little Sisters of Hoboken to temporarily surrender their sequestered ablutions and reach out to the public for fiscal furtherance. It seems that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters with her tainted vichyssoise. One certainly can sympathize with the cloistered crew. That's a plethora of grave plots and coffins to buy, thusly putting a major crimp in the allowance proffered by the patriarchal and parsimonious papacy. With four of the deceased still to be buried and the coffers bare, the remaining sisters (who, fortunately for them, passed on the vichyssoise that night) decide to put on a variety show to raise the needed funds. Directed and choreographed by Micki Sharp, Candlelight Theatre's NUNSENSE features Ruth Wren as Sister Mary Regina, The Mother Superior, Kansas Battem as Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices, Shannon Turner as Sister Robert Anne, Brigid Rose as Sister Mary Amnesia, and Erika Flanick as Sister Mary Leo. The NUNSENSE franchise of hysteria and musical mayhem apparently will never stop. The concept was birthed quite (how else? Nonsensically!) as a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical edge. The original production opened in 1985 and ran for 3,672 performances, becoming the second longest Off-Broadway show in history (after The Fantasticks) By the time it closed, it had become an international phenomenon, translated into at least 26 languages with more than 8000 productions worldwide. No doubt this show will be hysterical. Having witnessed a few of the iterations, much of the delight is witnessing the reactions of audience members who attended Catholic school and were taught by nuns. July 11 – August 23  Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The $59 ticket includes a sumptuous buffet featuring vichyssoise. (just kidding!)  $33 for children (4-12) CandlelightTheatreDelaware.org   302.475.2313  Group Rates