The cast of Charles Busch's The Divine Sister celebrated the comedy's Off-Broadway opening night at the SoHo Playhouse, on Wednesday, September 22. In addition to Busch, the company includes Alison Fraser, Julie Halston, Amy Rutberg, Jennifer Van Dyck, and Jonathan Walker. Carl Andress has directed the production.
The play tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior (Busch) 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.
Guests at the opening included Douglas Carter Beane, Mike Doyle, Lewis Flinn, Hallie Foote, Horton Foote Jr., Matt McGrath, John Cameron Mitchell, Kristine Nielsen, Cynthia Nixon, and Michael Wilson.
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