By Tom Smith
Wine and secrets are spilled in this laugh-out-loud production!
Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing Convent have been secretly making wine to keep their convent open. Everything starts to go wrong when two snooping reporters, Paul and Sally, show up and go undercover in the convent as a nun and priest; Paul and Sally’s presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Can the two Sisters keep their big secret and manage to keep the convent’s doors open? Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in the Lower Mainland Premiere of this laugh-out-loud farcical comedy.
Nicola Watson and Jennifer Kennedy star as Sister Philamena and Sister Augusta, the two high-spirited and enterprising nuns, and Christopher Brown and Kylee Bush play Paul and Sally, the reporters who are ready to do whatever it takes to get a good story. Halia Hirniak takes the role of the teetotaling Mother Superior who particularly detests wine, and John Cousins is the patient and more understanding Father Chenille. The cast is rounded out by Alex Ross as George, the caretaker-cum-gardener and Rebecca Weakes as Sister Mary Catherine, the meek and timid novice nun who has come to the convent to finish her training.
Directed by Richard Wiens, you won't want to miss this exuberant laugh-out-loud farce that is sure to have audiences rolling in the aisles. A bright and merry mix-up that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
February 1 - 25, 2018 Thursday to Saturday – 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees - 2:00 pm The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster Tickets: $17 or $15 (Seniors/Youth) $12 previews on November 23 & 24 Purchase your tickets at www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets or call 604-521-0412
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