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'The Divine Sister': Heaven-sent hilarity

The SpeakEasy’s take on “The Divine Sister” is so funny that you won’tcare if you’re risking eternal damnation for laughing at a convent fullof nuns in Pittsburgh circa 1966.

The SpeakEasy’s take on “The Divine Sister” is so funny that you won’t care if you’re risking eternal damnation for laughing at a convent full of nuns in Pittsburgh circa 1966.

Playwright Charles Busch’s twisted tale of sisters with secrets spoofs every nun-themed film ever made, but the real joy of this story lies in the tongue-in-cheek, eye-rolling, lowest-common-denominator humor here.

Paula Plum’s impeccable timing and delivery launch one of the funni-est, most irreverent scenes ever played on a Boston stage.

Kathy St. George does double duty as a tough-as-nails German nun and a Scottish cleaning lady who knows the story’s biggest secrets. Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman) dons a habit and wimple for his delightful turn as Mother Superior.

Director Larry Coen clearly gets the impor-tance of making it look like fun. Indeed actors like Sasha Castroverde, Ellen Colton and Christopher Michael Brophy seem to enjoy it as much as the audience.

 
 
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