The Divine Sister

Carrollwood Players Theatre
a CWP Black Box Staged Reading

by Charles Busch
Directed by Susan Belliveau
Produced by Jim Russell

2 Performances Only!
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 3 pm
Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 7 pm

Tickets: $10

The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent.

Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows.

This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.

Adult Language and Subject Matter.

Jeff Lukas as The Mother Superior
Mary F. Jordan as Sister Acacius
Trish Farber as Sister Walburga and Mrs. MacDuffie
Gemma Davimes as Agnes
Val Sanford as Mrs. Levinson and Timothy
TBA as Brother Venerius and Jeremy