The Divine Sister
Full Length Play, Comedy / 1m, 5f
Nominee! Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play
"Cue the Hallelujah" chorus! Charles Busch has put on a nun's habit and is talking to God, from whom he has evidently received blessed counsel.
- Nominee! Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play
"Cue the Hallelujah chorus! Charles Busch has put on a nun's habit and is talking to God, from whom he has evidently received blessed counsel. The Divine Sister, his new comedy at the SoHo Playhouse, finds Mr. Busch at peak form. This gleefully twisted tale of the secret lives of nuns — in which the playwright doubles as leading lady — is Mr. Busch's freshest, funniest work in years, perhaps decades." - The New York Times
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance
- Time Period: 1960s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Pittsburgh, April 1966
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
SISTER ACACIUS AKA LIL
MOTHER SUPERIOR AKA SUSAN
- Ensemble cast
- Cross gender casting
- Drag performance
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
The role of Mother Superior was originally played by the author, Charles Busch. It is not necessary for this role to be played by a man in drag. The role must be played by a skilled comic performer.
For a cast of 6, please see the outlined doubling:
SISTER WALBURGA / MRS. MACDUFFIE
MRS. LEVINSON / TIMOTHY
JEREMY / BROTHER VENERIUS
Music Material Rental Packages
Ooptional piano/vocal available.
Contact your licensing representative for additional information.
The Divine Sister premiered at Theater for the New City under executive artistic director Crystal Field, in New York City in February, 2010. It opened Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse in New York City on September 22, 2010. It was directed by Charles Busch.
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