PLENTY OF FUN AND NUNSENSE
ACTING is a habit Como resident Jesse McGinn just cannot seem to break.
The 23-year-old caught the acting bug at an early age when she appeared in the ABC TV series Ocean Star in her former home town of Broome, and has since performed across the country and in the US.
Now McGinn is back in her local area, performing in Hail Mary, written by Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, about a group of nuns trying to save their convent from demolition.
McGinn says her character, Sister Rosa who has a vivid imagination, convinces the other nuns in the convent she has seen the Virgin Mary walking on the roof and proclaims the place a holy site.
“Although she likes to be the centre of attention, she means well and is really quite harmless and has a genuine faith in God, but she is a bit of a hypochondriac,” Jesse said.
Playwright O’Neill said the play challenged traditional religious stereotypes while having a bit of fun at the same time.
“I wanted to write something comedic about nuns,” he said.
“I do have great respect for those who devote their lives to one religious order or another but my comedic side allowed me to indulge in a little fun, hopefully without being too offensive.”
Performances of Hail Mary are showing at the Old Mill Theatre in South Perth until April 24, starting at 8pm.
To book tickets, call 9367 8719 or visit the Old Mill Theatre website.
Como actor Jesse McGinn is appearing in
at the Old Mill Theatre.