Article Published: Feb. 14 | Modified: Mar. 22
Dinner theater, nuns in a tizzy and high-flying
Sounds like pure “Nunsense.”
Theatre presents its first show of 2014, the celebrated off-Broadway hit,
The show takes place March 21 and 22 at Harvest House Performing Arts
Venue in Boone, with dinner catered by Casa Rustica.
“‘Nunsense’ is a
different production for us on a lot of levels,” BeanStalk executive director and co-founder Andrea
It’s the year-old community theater’s first adult production, as
the company had previously focused solely on children’s theater. But there’s
“It features live music, it’s our first show with all adults, and it’s
dinner theater, too,” McDonough said. “Nothing like jumping in with both
It’s a sentiment akin to the zany goings-on in
The plot follows the five surviving members of the Order of the Little
Sisters of Hoboken, who are trying to raise money to cover the funeral expenses of four sisters,
who were accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sr. Julia.
To pay for the
burials, the surviving nuns contrive to present a variety show in a high school auditorium, where
they’ll thrill the audience with songs, dance and an interactive quiz.
features Cheryl Scott as the Reverend Mother, Sr. Mary Regina; BeanStalk creative director Amy
Beane as Sr. Hubert; Maureen Renihan as Sr. Robert Anne; Lauren Hayworth as Sr. Mary Amnesia; and
Tiffany Christian as Sr. Leo. Hope Bennett will direct.
Beane, the cast and crew bring years of theater experience and talent to the BeanStalk stage. But
“Nunsense” marks another first for BeanStalk, this time with Beane.
“This is the
first time I haven’t directed the show we’re producing,” Beane said, adding that this particular
honor goes to Hope Bennett, who brings more than 20 years of community and semi-professional
theater experience to the company. “She is really amazing, and we’re so thrilled to have her on
BeanStalk welcomes another new member to its crew in Casa Rustica, the
Boone-based Italian restaurant that will provide dinner during “Nunsense.” The menu includes
gluten-free and vegetarian entrees for those who request them prior to March
Individual tickets to “Nunsense” cost $35 (prior to March 1) and $40 (after
March 1) and are available at http://www.beanstalkcommunitytheatre.com,
Boone Drug at Deerfield (345
Deerfield Road, Boone) and Andrea McDonough’s State Farm Insurance Office (450 New Market Blvd.,
Suite 1, Boone).
Tickets for tables of eight are also available at McDonough’s
office for $250 (before March 1) and $300 (after March 1). Ticket prices include sales
BeanStalk will also provide on-site childcare for $10 for the first child and
$5 for each additional child (up to a maximum fee of $25 per family).