Here's how the show is billed: "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 (author Charles Busch) 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." It's a "madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity" that "evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party."
The cast met with their special guests following the show:
Nathan Lane, Lewis Black and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Visit The Divine Sister
The show is ending its run May 1 due to previous commitments from several members of the cast. When it closes, the production will have played 253 regular performances and 9 previews. Carl Andress directs a cast that currently includes playwright Busch, Amy Rutberg, Alison Fraser, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Walker and Julie Halston. (As previously announced, Marcy McGuigan will succeed Fraser beginning April 9.)
Tickets are available by calling (212) 691-1555, or at the SoHo Playhouse box office (15 Vandam Street between Sixth Avenue and Varick Street). For directions to the SoHo Playhouse and other information about the venue, visit www.SoHoPlayhouse.com.
For more information visit www.DivineSisterOnstage.com.