A comedy by Charles Busch
Thursday – Sunday, March 23-26, 2023
Thursday – Sunday, March 30-April 2, 2023
7pm, Thursday – Saturday &
2pm, Saturday & Sunday
Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Can a plucky mother superior save the convent and our immoral world with just a guitar, a bicycle and her novice charges? Damn right, she can!
“The gleefully twisted tale of the secret lives of nuns—Mr. Busch’s freshest, funniest work.” —The New York Times
The Divine Sister pays homage to nearly every film involving nuns, such as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God. This outrageous comedy 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 must deal with a young postulant experiencing ‘visions,’ sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy, a mysterious nun visiting from 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!; Psycho Beach Party; and another audience favorite Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.
*This play contains strong language & adult themes.
Generously sponsored by Northern Trust.