JANUARY 2020 | Volume 187


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by Dan Goggin
First Impressions Theatre
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
Feb. 13-29
$23/$53 or 604-929-9456

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of Grease.

Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

“A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!” ... New York Times

“You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense!” ... Entertainment Tonight

“Inspired madness! Go See it” ... Jewish Post and Opinion

“Guaranteed to lift your spirits...Very, very funny,” ... National Catholic News

Nunsense is directed by Claude A. Giroux, with musical direction by Gordon Roberts and starring Leigh Richards Stewart, Susan Anderson, Sabrielle McCurdy-Foreman, Jenaya Barker and Jenny Dieu Nguyen.

Nunsense runs February 13 to 29, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, except Saturday, February 15 at 2pm only at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver, V&G 1L2

For tickets and information go to or call 604-929-9456.



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