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BELVIDERE, Ill. — Belvidere’s Main Street Players of Boone County will present Nunsense May 11-13 and 18-20 at the Community Building Complex of Boone County, 111 W. First St., Belvidere.
Show times are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m., Sundays. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors (age 65 and older) and $5 students. Reservations are recommended by visiting www.mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com or calling 1-800-741-2963.
Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials.
The sisters decide the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is set up for the eighth-grade production of Grease. Here, we meet the Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.
Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5,000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.
Posted May 9, 2012