Beside our regular productions, NLT also presents Reader’s Theater, free events in which actors read from scripts for a unique appreciation of classic and contemporary works.
Originally developed by one of our area’s directors, Penny Potenz Winship, each play is carefully chosen to offer actors a creative challenge and the audience a creative experience.
Our Next Reading:
Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 pm.
“The Divine Sister” by Charles Busch
Nutley Little Theatre will present a Reader’s Theatre Production of “The Divine Sister” by Charles Busch.
The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions” , sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring , a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiously evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
The play is directed by George Seylaz of Belleville.
Cast members include – Leah DeGruchy as Agnes, Sharon Quinn as Sister Walburga, Billy Mitchell as Mother Superior, Hank Morris as Mrs. Levinson, Alberta Thompson as Sister Acacius, and Eddie Capuano as Jeremy.
The Play is produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.
The performance will be held at 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ
Admission is free.
For information about this or other productions, call 973-667-0374.
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If you are interested in performing as a reader in future productions or have any suggestions for the upcoming schedule,
please contact Jacqueline Schreiber.