Saturday, March 24. 12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
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This outrageous comedy pays 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 (played by Joe Bailey) 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.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
Agnes (late teens/early 20s): Agnes is a young, naïve postulate at St. Veronica’s. Agnes believes that she is the Immaculate Conception and thus possesses spiritual powers.
Mrs. Levinson/Timothy (60+/12): Mrs. Levinson, a widowed society matron, believes in designer clothes, all the finer accouterments that life has to offer, and that the idea of a god, in any form, is ridiculous. Timothy is a rather effeminate young boy who desires counsel from Mother Superior.
Jeremy/Brother Venerius (40+): Jeremy is a good friend of Mrs. Levinson and the long-lost love of Mother Superior. Although he’s returned to Pittsburgh to follow a lead on a story, he’s also interested in reuniting with Mother Superior. Brother Venerius is an albino monk connected to Mother Walburga.
Performances are from May 11-June 4, 2012 on Friday, Saturday, Mondays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Readings will be from the script. All positions are paid.
Please contact Director Jamie Richards with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Wed, March 14, 2012
by Joe Plambeck