by Brian Ferrell// Staff Writer
The Theater Program at Volunteer State Community College had a play this past weekend called “Nunsense.”
The theme of the play was a group of nuns trying to raise money to bury their sisters who all died from food poisoning.
The play had an all female cast and starred Janice Winfrey-Thomas as Sister Mary Regina, a model mother superior who knew how to get a laugh,
Sonya Mckinley Sharp as Sister Mary Hubert, who taught the novices the ground rules, Aubrey Iwan as Sister Robert Anne, a tough streetwise nun who had a heart of gold.
Stephanie Goodrum played Sister Mary Amnesia, who could not remember her past and Kat Lambert played Sister Mary Leo, who was a professional dancer before entering the convent.
Sister Mary Brendan, played by Hannah Meece, joined the convent after a failed career as a ventriloquist and Sister Julia Child of God, played by Ren Creasy, is the nun who poisons and kills 52 of her sisters.
This play also featured a live band. Jane Kelley as the conductor and piano player,
Rex Howell on the percussions, Katie Blomarz on the bass, and Sheldon A. Thomas on the saxophone.
This play set in present time was being held at Mt. Saint Helen’s School Auditorium. The nuns decided to throw on a variety of shows so that they can raise money to bury their sisters.
“It was fun playing a Nun, the only challenging part about it was learning the dance steps and singing,” said Creasy.
This performance featured a number of songs, such as “The biggest ain’t the best,” “So you want to be a Nun,” “I just want to be a star,” and their finale song, “Holier than thou”.
“It’s a play that everyone can come and enjoy,” said Edmon Thomas.
There was tap dancing, choreography and even a ballet performance by Lambert. During intermission, the nuns interacted with the audience, asking for donation for the church and Sister Julia Child of God wandering around asking the audience if anyone would like to try her soup, the same soup that killed 52 of her nun sisters.
“I think everyone is going to laugh and enjoy this play,” said Iwan.