University Players Perform Nunsense II

The University Players at Western Carolina University will present the wild and funny family musical “Nunsense II (The Second Coming),” staging Feb. 26 through March 3 in Hoey Auditorium.

Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, through Saturday, March 2, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Stephen Michael Ayers, associate professor of communication and theatre arts at WCU, will direct.

“Many local theatre-goers will remember the Kudzu Players’ successful production of ‘Nunsense I’ from a year ago. This is the second in a series of three plays by the same author,” said Ayers.

“Nunsense II,” by Dan Goggin, continues the adventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they return to the stage to present another benefit variety show. All goes well until the sisters receive an ominous phone call from the Franciscans. The Reverend Mother tries to keep the variety show on track while dealing with yet another catastrophe.

“A director can’t ask for anything more than a great cast in a great show with a fabulous staff. Nothing could have been more fun than working with everyone involved with this show from the box office staff to the members of the band, from the costume folks to the construction crew. Nothing except being in the audience,” said Ayers.

The cast includes Ellen Faull as the Reverend Mother, Sabrina Frantz as Sister Amnesia, Anthea Neri as Sister Robert Anne, Crystal Waters as Sister Mary Leo and Terry Welch as Sister Mary Hubert.

The musical replaces “Jacques Brel is Alive and Living in Paris,” originally announced as the third performance of the University Players’ theatre season.

Tickets for the musical are $15 for adults, $12.50 for senior citizens and $6 for students. For more information, call the department of communication and theatre arts at (828) 227-7491.