Arts Council presents ‘Nunsense’ at Community Church


How to pay for the burial of 52 sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent’s cook is the dilemma highlighted with hilarious fun in ‘Nunsense”

Under the direction of Michael Reno, the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley will present “Nunsense” by  Dan Goggin in the Historic Chapel at The Community Church in Big Bear Lake for three shows. The production will hit the boards at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 10 & 11 and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 12. The show features the talents of Suzy Carpenter; Carolyn Freeman Champ; Kris Colt; Elena Peavy and Serena Saunders.

Tickets will be $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and children. Tickets are available at or will be available at the door.

“Nunsense” begins 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 and so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.”

Here we 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.

Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.


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