Molly Pope Will Star in New Musical Second To Nun | Playbill

Regional News Molly Pope Will Star in New Musical Second To Nun
The solo show will debut in Virginia Beach.
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Cabaret artist Molly Pope will star in the new one-person musical Second To Nun, which will begin performances June 29 at the Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach.

Featuring music by Michael Cooper and book and lyrics by Anton Dudley, the musical casts Pope as Canadian saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, reliving “her death-defying journey (The Black Plague, Iroquois scalpers, Randy French soldiers) to bring women to New France.”

The limited engagement, directed by Dudley, will continue through August 5 with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 PM.

Cooper, who contributed additional lyrics to Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, describes Second To Nun as “a story of inclusion and love. I was galvanized by the voyage of this incredible woman who overcame such unbelievable odds to forge a new path in the New World. She’s a survivor—living life without walls—that really resonates for me as an artist.”

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