If you die laughing, do you go to heaven? More importantly, what if you’re laughing at a nun when it happens? Can you get inside the pearly gates?
People may want to ask themselves those questions this week before they go to the Orange Community Players production of “Nunsensations.”
The actors were panicked last night at a special dress rehearsal, because the finishing touches weren’t on the show yet. They didn’t have anything to worry about. Even though some props and parts of costumes are still being made and they had to call for a line or two, it was very clear that Nunsensations is going to be one hell of a fun ride.
Nuns in Sin City, performing a vaudeville variety show; what could be more fun?
Jeff Hattman, director, has put together a great cast. Susan Tiger is great as the Reverend Mother. I love her accent, though I can’t tell you where it’s from; possibly a wee bit o’ Irish. Sister Hubert played by Tanya Guillotte, is more of a “straight laced” sister, while Sister Robert Anne was a former gang member and maintains her “gangsta” personality. Sister Leo, played by Lynae Sanford loves to dance, and finally, Sister Mary Amnesia played by Janet Bland is the air head of the bunch and has her puppet, Sister Mary Annette (marionette).
They sang, danced, and joked their way through a show in a Vegas Lounge using a few cliché old jokes and slew of new, fresh ones. I laughed out loud at more than one and can safely say, “It’s gonna be a hoot.”
Shows start at 7:37 p.m., Friday, Oct.16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 with a matinée on Sunday at 2:37 p.m., Oct. 18.
The Orange Community Playhouse is located at 708 W. Division Ave.
Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for adults. For reservations, call 882-9137.