Monday, October 12, 2009

Nunsense, Tex-Arts, Lakeway, September 25 - October 11

A third production of Nunsense within 13 months! The Georgetown Palace did it in August of last year; Austin's City Theatre put it on this past June; and now Tex-Arts in Lakeway has just finished a three-week run.

I almost didn't go, but Taylor T. posted comments on "upcoming" item on the ALT blog, not once but twice, and told me that there was something extraordinary going on out there. So I found the time and Tex-Arts kindly found a seat for me.

I'm really glad I got the chance to see Tex-Arts' version of Nunsense.

Of course, the script for this show is sure-fire. It's a 1985 phenomenon that Dan Groggin originated as a line of "funny nun" greeting cards, then crafted as a music-hall surprise success. Groggin's Nunsense website says that it has had more than 5000 productions and has played in 21 languages; Wikipedia reports more than 6,000, in 26 languages. Groggin has continued happily to mine that vein, too -- an 8th new show in the Nunsense series, "Sister Robert Ann's Cabaret Classroom," has just opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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