Wittenberg Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents NUNSENSE
Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University’s acclaimed Department of Theatre and Dance brings down the final curtain on its spring 2011 semester performances with a mainstage production of NUNSENSE by Dan Goggin. Directed by Pamela Hill with music director J. Chris Moore and choreographer Linda Kinnison Roth, performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, 905 Woodlawn Ave.
Cast members include Laura Kay, class of 2012 from Cleveland Ohio, as Sister Mary Regina; Courtney Craig, class of 2014 from Cincinnati, Ohio, as Sister Mary Hubert; Krissy Hartman, class of 2013 from Strongsville, Ohio, as Sister Mary Amnesia; Aly Michaud, class of 2013 from Westlake, Ohio, as Sister Robert Anne; and Molly Alderson, class of 2014 from Mason, Ohio, as Sister Mary Leo.
Ryann Greenberg, 2012 from Carmel, Ind., serves as stage manager for the performances, and Robert Thrall, class of 2014 from Strongsville, Ohio, takes on the duties of assistant stage manager.
The play tells the story of five nuns who need to earn money to pay for the last of the burials of the 52 residents of the convent accidentally killed with tainted vichyssoise. Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials. The greeting cards were an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought a plasma screen television for the convent, leaving her with no money to pay for the last four burials.
With the deceased nuns in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show to raise the necessary funds. The nuns include a former circus performer who cannot resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn, who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun; and a wacky, childlike Sister, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. The entertainment that they present includes solo star turns, madcap dance routines and an audience quiz.
Tickets may be purchased at the Benham-Pence Student Center Service Desk for $5 beginning 10 days before the day of the opening performance. Tickets will also be available one hour before each performance at the theatre box office. Students, faculty and staff will receive one free ticket with a valid Wittenberg ID.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts