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The Divine Sister

  • Waterville Opera House 1 Common Street Waterville, ME, 04901 United States (map)

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 2:00pm

Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert

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 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.
This play contains profanity.

Tickets:  $21 – $24
Ticket prices include per ticket handling fees.

Mother Superior - Erik Hyatt
Sister Acacius - Alicia Nicholls
Sister Walburga – Juli Brooks
Jeremy/Brother Venerius – Paul Herard
Mrs. Levinson – Valerie Glueck
Agnes – Sandra Tomasco
Mrs. Macduffie – Debra Susi
Timothy – Jeralyn Shattuck

Assistant Director – Lily Webb
Scenic and Lighting Designer – Tony Gerow
Sound Designer – Ben David Richmond
Costume Designer – Debra Susi
Stage Manager – Mel Chapman

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Earlier Event: August 29
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Later Event: September 13
Jonny Lang in Concert