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Bucks County Playhouse Reunites the Original New York Cast of The Divine Sister

BCP's season continues tonight.

Charles Bush dons the habit to star in his play The Divine Sister at Bucks County Playhouse.
(courtesy of the production)

The Divine Sister, written by and starring Charles Busch, begins performances this evening at Bucks County Playhouse.

The sisters at the Convent at St. Veronica's of Pittsburgh are desperate for a new school, and their Mother Superior is more determined than anyone to get it built. But to accomplish that, she'll have to get past a wild assortment of colorful and hilarious characters who are equally determined to get in her way. The not-so-veiled look under the habit is a mash-up featuring almost every Hollywood "nun film" ever made.

Carl Andress directs the play. In addition to Busch, the show features Alison Fraser, Julie Halston, Jennifer Van Dyck, and Jonathan Walker, all reprising their roles from the original production. Erin Maguire also joins the cast.

"Charles and I go back to his Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at the old Provincetown Playhouse, and I was onboard for Daryl Roth's original production of The Divine Sister in New York," says producing director Alexander Fraser. "Divine Sister remains the most hilarious comedy I ever worked on (Noises Off was a close second), and I'm especially thrilled to welcome the original creative team and cast back together. It's so rare that you have the chance to have lighting strike twice!"

The creative team includes B.T. Whitehill (set design), Fabio Toblini (costume design), Gina Scherr (lighting design), Jill DuBoff (sound design), and Katherine Carr (wig design).

Performances will run through August 13.

For tickets and more information, click here.