SMITHFIELD — The Neuse Little Theatre will kick off 2013 with a musical comedy..
The show, titled “Sister Amnesia’s Country Westtern Nunsense Jamboree,” is the third in writer Dan Goggin’s six-part series about a troupe of performing nuns.
In this edition, the nuns are on a national tour promoting a new country and western album recorded by Sister Mary Paul, formerly known as Sister Amnesia.
The director is Ruth Mills, who is in her 14th year with the NLT. The show has a small cast, with newcomer Janet Osborn starring as Sister Mary Paul. The supporting cast is made up of Theressa and Darius Rose, Nancy Gibbs and fellow newcomer Susan Koontz.
“We’ve got some old guard and some new,” Mills said. “That’s what you want – to get new people and introduce them to the audience.”
Mills said “Nunsense Jamboree” is family-friendly and includes a lot of audience interaction. “It’s poking fun at religion a little bit, but it’s also a good time,” she said.
The show debuts at 8 p.m. Friday, with performances continuing Saturday night and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theater has two more performances scheduled March 1 and 2.
As always, it takes place at the NLT’s Hut at Market and Front streets in downtown Smithfield.
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