NOW PLAYING: Presteve Theatre Company's THE DIVINE SISTER
Presteve Theatre Company in association with Vintage Theatre Productions presents
The Regional Premier of
The Divine Sister
Directed By Steve Paulding and Stephanie Schmidt
Presteve Theatre Company, in association with Vintage Theatre Productions, present their inaugural production - the Regional Premiere of Charles Busch's The Divine Sister opening Friday, May 6 through May 29. 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 religiosity evokes wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
"This gleefully twisted tale of secret lives of nuns - in which the playwright doubles as leading lady - is Mr. Busch's freshest, funniest work in years, perhaps decades." - The New York Times
The cast includes Caitlin Tomlinson (Agnes), Erin Schneider (Sister Walburga), Sarah MacMillan (Sister Acacius), Stanna Bippus (MrS. Levinson), Preston Lee Britton (Jeremy), and Todd Black as Mother Superior.
Steve Paulding and Preston Lee Britton formed Presteve Theatre Company to bring to Denver alternative programming which has been missing since the close of Theatre on Broadway.
Presteve Theatre Company, in association with Vintage Theatre Productions, present their inaugural production - the Regional Premiere of Charles Busch's The Divine Sister opening Friday, May 6 and continuing through May 29 at the Emerson School (3rd Floor) 14th Ave & Ogden St., Denver, CO. Performances Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays @ 7:30 pm and an Industry Night, Tuesday, May 17 @ 7:30, (No performance Friday, May 13). Tickets are available by calling 720-838-5176 or online at www.prestevetheatrecompany.com. Inappropriate for children under the age of 17 due to Adult content and language.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Schmidt