AUDITIONS: The Divine Sister
June 29 and 30 at 3:30pm
WOH Rehearsal Space, Hathaway Creative Center
Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Beth Lambert
Show Dates: There will be 4 performances, running September 5 – 8, 2019.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun, and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.
Agnes (20’s-30’s): An ethereal and earnest young postulant, experiences visions.
Sister Walburga (40’s-50’s): A stern and severe nun with a strong German accent and a secret mission.
Sister Acacius aka Lil (40’s-50’s): Brash and foul mouthed, sexually frustrated nun. Heavy New York Accent. Wrestling coach. Mother Superior’s confidant.
Mother Superior aka Susan (40’s-50’s): Plucky and resourceful woman of God. Possibly played by a Man.
Mrs. Levinson (50’s-60’s): A devout atheist and outrageously wealthy older woman, classy but strong willed.
Jeremy (40’s-50’s): A dashing and worldly reporter, and Mother Superior’s long lost flame.
Brother Venerius (40’s-50’s): a sinister albino monk with a secret.
Little Timothy (any age): Young, vivacious child who goes to St. Veronica’s school.
Mrs. Macduffie (40’s-50’s): Old Scottish charwoman.