Lat­est Mum­mer’s pro­duc­tion com­plete ‘Nun­sense’

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PRINCE ED­WARD COUNTY — The Lit­tle Sis­ters of Hobo­ken are com­ing to Milford this spring in the Marys­burgh Mum­mers pro­duc­tion of Nun­sense.

This heav­enly mu­si­cal com­edy fea­tures five nuns, hun­gry for the spot­light, who find them­selves in a predica­ment when their cook, Sis­ter Ju­lia, ac­ci­den­tally poi­sons 52 of their fel­low sis­ters. When the con­vent’s first in charge, Rev­erend Mother Regina, splurges on a big screen TV, the re­main­ing sis­ters find them­selves strapped for cash, as they still have four dead nuns to bury (whose bod­ies are be­ing stored in the kitchen freezer).

What’s a sis­ter to do? These five sin­fully funny nuns take over an eighth grade pro­duc­tion of Grease to help pay the burial costs for their sis­ters be­fore the health depart­ment dis­cov­ers their se­cret. Their va­ri­ety show of mu­sic, danc­ing and com­edy will have you fall­ing out of your chair be­fore the evening is over.

Through their wacky and heart­felt per­for­mances, the Lit­tle Sis­ters of Hobo­ken will prove that while they’re on their way to heaven, they’re here to raise some hell.

Join Rev­erend Mother, a for­mer cir­cus per­former itch­ing to re­claim the spot­light, and her four sis­ters as they stage a lively va­ri­ety show filled with comic mis­ad­ven­tures sure to be `habit-form­ing.’ Along­side Rev­erend Mother are her sis­ters in­clud­ing a street­wise nun from Brook­lyn named Sis­ter Robert Anne; Sis­ter Mary Hu­bert, the Mis­tress of Novices; Sis­ter Mary Leo, a novice who dreams of be­com­ing a ballerina; and the charm­ing Sis­ter Mary Am­ne­sia, the nun who lost her mem­ory when a cru­ci­fix fell on her head.

The cast of Nun­sense in­cludes a mix of vet­er­ans and new­com­ers to Mount Ta­bor in­clud­ing Paulina McMa­hon, as Sis­ter Mary Regina Mother Su­pe­rior and Bea Howse as Sis­ter Mary Hu­bert. Howse re­turns to Mount Ta­bor after a suc­cess­ful run in the Mum­mers re­cent pro­duc­tion of A Funny Thing Hap­pened on the Way to the Fo­rum. Lynda Zadan plays the wacky Sis­ter Mary Am­ne­sia. A new­comer to Prince Ed­ward County and mak­ing her Mum­mers de­but is Robin Snip, who plays Sis­ter Mary Robert Anne and, round­ing out the cast, is Julie Lane, who re­turns to the Mount Ta­bor stage as Sis­ter Mary Leo.

“I am thrilled to be re­turn­ing to the Mum­mers after leav­ing to at­tend univer­sity in Hamil­ton and St. Catharines,” said Lane. `”It’s been three years since my last stage per­for­mance, but I’m ex­cited to be div­ing back in with this cast and crew.”

Writ­ten by Dan Gog­gin and per­formed with spe­cial per­mis­sion by Sa­muel French, Nun­sense is di­rected and chore­ographed by Mon­ica Alyea, with vo­cal and mu­sic di­rec­tion by Sharon Wick­ett.

“I have wanted to do this show for a long time. Nun­sense is a hi­lar­i­ous romp that will ex­er­cise your laugh mus­cles and we have a very funny group of ladies for this,” said Alyea.

Nun­sense ap­pears on Milford’s Mount Ta­bor stage Fri­day, March 31; Satur­day, April 1; Sun­day, April 2 and again Fri­day, April 7; Satur­day, April 8 and closes Sun­day, April 9. Tick­ets are $15 each and are avail­able at Live Laugh Eat in Milford, Green Gables in Bloom­field, Sidestreet Gallery in Welling­ton, Books & Com­pany in Pic­ton, Ham­let Gro­cery in Con­secon and through the Quinte Arts Coun­cil in Belleville.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Briar at 613-243-2923 or bri­ar_boyce@hot­mail.com

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The Marys­burgh Mum­mers will stage a pro­duc­tion of ‘Nun­sense’ be­gin­ning later this month. The comedic play pre­miers Fri­day, March 31 at Mt. Ta­bor Play­house.

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