Nunsense abounds in Eagle
When the Little Sisters of Hoboken hit the stage in Eagle next weekend, hilarity will ensue as the Porchlight Players present their fall musical production of “Nunsense.”
The story picks up as the last five Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo. Never fear however because their Mother Superior has a vision that tells her to to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials.
The greeting cards prove to be an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother purchases a flat screen TV for the convent, leaving the sisters with no money to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen’s School auditorium to raise the necessary amount before the health department discovers the frozen sisters. Participating in the project are Mother Superior Mary Regina, a former circus performer who can not resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival, second-in-command Sister Mary Hubert; Sister Robert Anne, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun; and wacky, childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
The family-friendly show includes solo star turns, madcap dance routines, and an audience quiz.
“Bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinners, and get ready for an evening of fun-filled, wacky entertainment,” says Ann Olin, president of the local theater group.
Porchlight Players was founded in 2004 to provide opportunities to both attend and participate in live theater in western Eagle County. While numerous theatrical opportunities exist in the eastern end of the valley around Vail and Beaver Creek, distance and cost combine to make live theater inaccessible to a great number of people in our west-end communities.
Their mission is simple – to provide convenient and economical access to live theater, be it through attending performances or participating in the production of theatrical events. Porchlight Players relies completely on community support to fund its productions.
Paul Cuthbertson set out by himself around 3 p.m. Friday from the trailhead that leads up to the Polar Star Inn, according to his father, Mike, but never made it to the popular backcountry hut as a late-spring snowstorm moved in.