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When: May 31-June 1, 8 p.m., June 5-6, 7:30 p.m., June 7-8, 8 p.m., June 12-13, 7:30 p.m., June 14-15, 8 p.m., Sun., June 16, 2:30 p.m., June 19-20, 7:30 p.m. and June 21-22, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $17 during previews on May 31 and June 1; $26-31; Pay what you can on June 12
Move over Sister Act! When it comes to habits and Hail Mary’s, you’ve got competition from playwright Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister — stirring up hallelujahs at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, May 31-June 22. Actor Ashby Blakely stars as the leading lady, Mother Superior, in this heavenly production directed by Matt Cosper. Superior, who was a sassy reporter before she confined herself to the convent, faces the dreadful task of building a new school while dealing with the other sisters, each of whom has their own secrets lurking behind the cloister walls. There’s a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, an unusual nun visiting from Germany, suppressed sexual urges among most of the nuns, and a former suitor intent on luring Superior away from her vows. No-nonsense nuns? We think not!
— Anita Overcash


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