Actresses Ari Gonzalez, Ashlee Lopez, Briana Steptoe, Karina Barrett, and Pamela Saxon are preparing for their roles in the upcoming production of “Nunsense” at LSC-Kingwood.
The Lone Star College-Kingwood theatre department will continue its “Laughter Resounds” season with its first spring production next month.
Dan Goggins’ “Nunsense” will make its debut on the Main Stage Theatre May 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The all-female cast will balance out the all-male cast of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” that ran in fall 2018.
“This will be our first presentation back on the Main Stage Theatre since Hurricane Harvey. We wanted to do something fun as we continue to rebuild and heal,” said Eric Skiles, artistic director and professor of theatre at LSC-Kingwood. “We are thrilled to be presenting work for the Lake Houston community again, and I hope that everyone comes out and joins us in having a good time.”
“Nunsense” tells the story of when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium. Meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. With more than 5,000 productions worldwide, “Nunsense” has been translated into 21 languages.
“This is a hilarious look at the lives of some rather un-orthodox nuns. By the end of the musical, we realize that nuns might seem very different from ‘regular people,’ but they have the same emotions, hopes, and dreams,” Skiles said.
The cast members are Ashlee Lopez as Mother Superior, Ariana Gonzalez as Sister May Hubert, Pamela Saxon as Sister Robert Anne, Karina Barrett as Sister Mary Leo, and Briana Steptoe as Sister Mary Amnesia.
Tickets to “Nunsense” are $17 for general admission, $14 for seniors (55+) and $7 for students. For more information, call the LSC-Kingwood Box Office at 281-312-1532.
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