The Actors Theatre of Indiana opens Nunsense this Wednesday, March 3, and Indianapolis theatre production that will have you in holy stitches. Located in Carmel, Indiana, this community Indianapolis performing arts venue offers the fun and fabulous musical Nunsense through March 28. Tickets for this Indianapolis art event range from $19.00 to $20.00. Don’t miss this riotous Indianapolis theatre performance.
Created in 1985 by Dan Goggin, Nunsense is a musical comedy about the plight of a group of zany nuns. The concept actually started as a line of greeting cards, featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical slant. The cards become so popular so fast, that Goggin decided to expand the idea into a cabaret musical. The show, originally title The Nunsense Story was intended for only a four day run at Manhattan’s Duplex, but stayed open for more than nine weeks. After such a smash success, Goggin once again retooled his idea, transforming a meager cabaret act in a full length theatre production.
The original production opened off-Broadway in the Cherry Lane Theatre on December 12, 1985. It was then that the world was introduced to the laughable lives of the Little Sister of Hoboken. The story begins when Sister Julia, Child of God mistakenly poisons fifty two of her fellow sisters. The church is left with a large debt as the sisters struggle to find the funds for each funeral. Collectively the Sisters decide the best idea to raise the money is a variety act, featuring all of their varied and odd talents.
The Sisters take over the school auditorium, currently set up for an eight grade production of Grease. Hilarity ensues as the sisters share their acts. Reverend Mother Regina draws on her experience as a former circus performer, while Sister Mary Hubert shares her talents as Mistress of Novices. The Brooklyn born streetwise nun Sister Robert Anne takes cracks at the audience, while the novice Sister Mary Leo tries her hand at ballet. Each act is topped off by the enchantingly insane Sister Mary Amnesia, whose memory was lost in and accident with a crucifix.
In black robes and habits, each nun becomes a star of the stage. The show has everything from tap and ballet, to an audience quiz and more than a few comic surprises. In total, Nunsense is a laugh out loud comedy that has seen more than 5,000 productions world wide with more than twenty one translations, and has been adapted into six different sequel variety shows.
Performances by the Actors Theatre of Indiana are Wednesday through Sunday. The curtain rises on evening shows at 8:00 pm. Matinees are at 4:00 pm on Saturday and 6:00 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss this incredibly zany Indianapolis event.
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March 3 through 28
Actors Theatre of Indiana
160 West Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032