The Divine Sister by Charles Busch

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ComedyCharacters: 1 male, 5 femaleMultiple SetsThe 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."Cue the "Hallelujah" chorus! Charles Busch has put on a nun's habit and is talking to God, from whom he has evidently received blessed counsel. The Divine Sister, his new comedy at the SoHo Playhouse, finds Mr. Busch at peak form. This gleefully twisted tale of the secret lives of nuns - in which the playwright doubles as leading lady - is Mr. Busch's freshest, funniest work in years, perhaps decades." --The New York Times
 

About Charles Busch

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Charles Busch is the playwright of the award-winning Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and author/star of such plays as The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. He also starred in his film version of Psycho Beach Party, and in Die, Mommie, Die!, for which he won Best Performance.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Samuel French, Inc.. 78 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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