‘Nunsense’ packs house for laughs [photos]

Taking a chance on the musical Nunsense has rewarded the Mercury Players with nearly full houses during the run of this hilarious show.

Taking a chance on the musical Nunsense has rewarded the Mercury Players with nearly full houses during the run of this hilarious show.

Fans of live theatre have flocked to the Mercury on Brae Road to see Maria Ridewood (Mother Superior), Jennifer Lally (Sister Robert Anne), Kari Cowan (Sister Leo), Angie Brockhurst (Sister Hubert) and Mary Egan (Sister Amnesia/Sister Marionette) strut their stuff in epic style.

If you’ve seen Nunsense before, all the funny elements are there; if you haven’t see it, you’re now a fan, for sure.

The story begins when five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken find themselves in a pickle.

Members of a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, they have discovered that their cook, Sister Julia, has unwittingly killed off most of their sisters.

Now, they’re hard-up for money to bury the final four corpses and have decided to hold a talent show to scare up the cash.

There’s plenty of hilarious interplay among the sisters as they show what they can do and each of the sisters gets a great chance to showcase her skills and personality.

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Nunsense 2015