Review: “Nunsense” at Beef and Boards
By Elizabeth J. Musgrave
When is a greeting card more than a greeting card? When it spawns an international sensation known as Nunsense. One of off-Broadway’s most commercially successful shows, six sequels, three spin offs and a television show followed quickly. Originating from Dan Goggin’s line of nun-based humorous cards, the popular Little Sisters of Hoboken convenes once again on stage at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis.
The rollicking ladies of the convent are in dire straits for quick cash. 52 nuns have died from botulism caused by the poor culinary skills of an unseen cooking sister (Sister Julia, Child of God). With only 48 buried due to improper money management, the wacky spiritual ladies contrive a revue and cookbook sale to raise the remaining funds needed to bury the dearly departed…before the Board of Health slaps them with a hefty fine for storing the stiff sisters in the walk-in freezer.
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her newest column, Infused at GottaGo.us and FoodandDrinkDigital.com and as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published onGottago.us, BroadwayWorld.com, in M and Retired Living magazines and several newspapers: Southsider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.