The Divine Sister by Charles Busch
In the Handbag tradition proving that no holy cow is too sacred. What could be better then the Midwest premiere of The Divine Sister the hilarious comic homage to almost every Hollywood nun story imaginable by the divine high priestess of camp, Charles Busch? How about staging it in an actual church?
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 the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
Let's just pray that the walls don't come tumbling down-from laughter.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church (View)
1650 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|