Laughter-filled ‘Nunsense’ is a blessed comedy

Photo courtesy of Southgate Community Players Southgate Community Players present “Nunsense,” a spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser, with Karlene Hillert (left) of Warren as Sister Robert Anne, Jamee Perryman of Ferndale as Sister Mary Hubert, Jackie Abercrombie of Wyandotte as Mother Superior Sister Regina, Tamara Marla of Southgate as Sister Amnesia and Sydney Dombrowski of Southgate as Sister Mary Leo. The show runs 7 p.m. July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at at the Corner Playhouse, 12671 Dix-Toledo, Southgate. For tickets, call 734-282-4727 or go to scponstage.com.

Photo courtesy of Southgate Community Players
Southgate Community Players present “Nunsense,” a spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser, with Karlene Hillert (left) of Warren as Sister Robert Anne, Jamee Perryman of Ferndale as Sister Mary Hubert, Jackie Abercrombie of Wyandotte as Mother Superior Sister Regina, Tamara Marla of Southgate as Sister Amnesia and Sydney Dombrowski of Southgate as Sister Mary Leo. The show runs 7 p.m. July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at at the Corner Playhouse, 12671 Dix-Toledo, Southgate. For tickets, call 734-282-4727 or go to scponstage.com.

 

front_row“Nunsense,” a comedic spoof of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser under trying circumstances, is blessed with lots of laughter. It runs at 7 p.m. July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at the Southgate Community Players Corner Playhouse, 12671 Dix-Toledo.

Directed by Christopher Rollet of Southgate, the show features the talents of Jackie Abercrombie of Allen Park as Mother Superior Sister Regina, Southgate residents Sydnee Dombrowski as Sister Mary Leo and Tamara Marla as Sister Amnesia, Jamee Perryman of Ferndale as Sister Mary Hubert, and Karlene Hillert of Warren as Sister Robert Anne.

Rollet, who directed the show before, said it is such a funny show he couldn’t resist the opportunity to do it again.

“There is not a better way to spend a hot summer weekend,” he said. “Everyone does a great job with their character, and you don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy the humor.”

Hillert, who played Sister Robert Anne in the Christmas spinoff of the show, said she was eager to take on the habit of the character again.

“Sister Robert Anne is from Brooklyn and is a tough cookie,” she said. “She grew up being the jokester in Catholic schools and carries that attitude in the convent.”

She said the light-hearted comedy is the right prescription for all audiences.

“Nowadays, people need a good laugh,” Hillert said.

Marla said audiences will laugh a lot and enjoy the show.

“The writing is hilarious,” she said. “It’s a classic comedy and I love jumping into comedic roles. We’ve worked really hard to do this comedy justice.”

Tickets are $15, and available at 734-282-4727 or go to scponstage.com.

HFC’s ‘ALMOST MAINE’ IS STELLAR

The stars are on the stage as well as in the winter sky in Henry Ford College’s production of John Cariani’s “Almost Maine.”

Directed by Gerald Dzuiblinski, the show features strong performances by Amanda Bates, Jenny Popovich, Alan Rezzonica and Zach Ross, who play multiple roles in scenes set in a northern Maine town in the dead of winter.

The characterizations and performances sell the show as the audience, who are intimately seated on stage, and see them fall in and out of love in the well-written, heartfelt show.

Tickets are $15, with a $3 discount for seniors, students and HFC employees. For more information, call 313-845-9817 or contact gadzuiblinski@hfcc.edu. To order tickets online, go to theatre.hfcc.edu.

PGD TEENS PRESENT ‘ONCE ON THIS ISLAND’

The teen Guildlings of the Players Guild of Dearborn present “Once on this Island,” with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics and book by Lynn Ahrens, at 7:30 p.m. July 13 to 15 and 2:30 p.m. July 16 at the theater, 21730 Madison in Dearborn.

Directed by Marc Walentowicz, the musical follows a peasant girl who falls in love with a rich boy, and the test of true love against the forces of prejudice, hate and death.

For tickets or more information, call 313-561-TKTS or go to playersguildofdearborn.org.