Comical cast of characters return to the stage through Aug. 18 at Elm Street Arts
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The sisters try to get the Reverend Mother to stop imitating Carmen Miranda so they can get back to the big finale of Act One in Elm Street's production of ‘Nunsense.’ From left are Siobhan Brumbelow, Erin Wilson, Gay Lora Grooms, Hannah Schug and Taryn Chidebelu-Eze. <br> Special to the Tribune
The sisters try to get the Reverend Mother to stop imitating Carmen Miranda so they can get back to the big finale of Act One in Elm Street's production of ‘Nunsense.’ From left are Siobhan Brumbelow, Erin Wilson, Gay Lora Grooms, Hannah Schug and Taryn Chidebelu-Eze.
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The sisters try to get the Reverend Mother to stop imitating Carmen Miranda so they can get back to the big finale of Act One in Elm Street's production of ‘Nunsense.’ From left are Siobhan Brumbelow, Erin Wilson, Gay Lora Grooms, Hannah Schug and Taryn Chidebelu-Eze.
The sisters try to get the Reverend Mother to stop imitating Carmen Miranda so they can get back to the big finale of Act One in Elm Street's production of ‘Nunsense.’ From left are Siobhan Brumbelow, Erin Wilson, Gay Lora Grooms, Hannah Schug and Taryn Chidebelu-Eze.
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Sister Mary Leo dances ‘The Dying Nun’ with the help of Sister Robert Anne.
Sister Mary Leo dances ‘The Dying Nun’ with the help of Sister Robert Anne.
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Reverend Mother does her Italian Pope imitation as Sister Hubert and Sister Amnesia watch during a sales pitch for Sister Julia’s new cookbook ‘Baking with the BVM’ in Elm Street’s production of ‘Nunsense.’
Reverend Mother does her Italian Pope imitation as Sister Hubert and Sister Amnesia watch during a sales pitch for Sister Julia’s new cookbook ‘Baking with the BVM’ in Elm Street’s production of ‘Nunsense.’
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From staff reports

The third time’s a charm as Elm Street Cultural Arts brings back the funny and charming “Nunsense” by Dan Goggins to kick off the 2013-14 season at City Center Auditorium in Woodstock.

The play opens Friday and runs through Aug. 18.

“After a full summer of drama camps for youth and our popular children’s shows, we’re glad to stage something intended for the teens and adults in the community,” said Elm Street Artistic Director Gay Lora Grooms. “This show makes a terrific date night or ladies night out — especially if dinner or lunch at one of Woodstock’s fine restaurants is part of the experience.”

In the play, the Little Sisters of Hoboken say there was a small disaster back at the convent of Mt. St. Helens School and they need to raise some funds quickly to solve a rather sticky problem to keep the health inspector out of their kitchen.

The sisters ask that theater patrons bring some spare change for the offering baskets, just in case.

Oddly enough, the Little Sisters remind many Cherokee residents of their good friends and neighbors Erin Wilson of Waleska and Taryn Chidebelu-Eze, Siobhan Brumbelow and Hannah Schug of Woodstock and even Grooms herself, the artistic director said.

Their accompanist, Sister Mary Joel, bears a strong resemblance to Elm Street Musical Director Amy Noel Welch.

Sister Mary Christina, Kristina Welch of Woodstock, is stage manager and provides percussion. Sister Mary Myopia is handling the spotlight, also known as Allie Hendrix of Woodstock, and Sister Mary Marie, or Samantha Marie Kuzian of Marietta, is running the lights and sound.

There will be five performances of “Nunsense” at City Center Auditorium at 8534 Main St. in Woodstock. Performances are Friday and Aug. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 to $12 in advance online or $12 to $15 at the door.

Bring a can of chili, chunky soup or stew to donate to Papa’s Pantry and receive a free beverage at intermission. For more information, visit www.elmstreetarts.org or call (678) 494-4251.



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