Venue:Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Cost: $12

July 7, 2010-July 28, 2010 Wednesday 7:30pm


Bongs, chain smoking, liquor, sex tapes, blackmail, and a desire to change the system. No, it's not college, it's a convent! Three corrupt nuns use blackmail and foul play in an effort to change the patriarchy to which they have devoted their lives. With the use of an illicit sex tape starring none other than Mother Superior herself, the kinked chain of events begins to unfold. When a sudden death brings the game to an abrupt end, the nuns must come face-to-face with their inner demons.

Mother superior - Stace Crawley
Sister Katherine - Anna Dannielson
Sister Kimberly - Brittany Engler
Sister Burnadette - Kara Beth Karstedt

Produced & Directed by Kortney Simpson


Re: "Nuns"

Its called suspended disbelief. Yes, the nuns could just quit the convent, but at the same time we don't know how they got there in the first place and therefore cannot question their motives for staying. Lots of people find themselves in vocations and living situations that they are horribly suited for but they cannot just get up and leave. Regardless, the show displays outsanding performances that overshadow the production's occassional...quirkinesses (and it is hard to stand out when you have limited sets/props, one costume, and you are not a dance team). My only criticism is the odd choice of random music during scene changes: there is no indication in the tune or lyrics that they have anything to do with the previous or pending action, and therefore it just takes you out of the play. Veto!

Posted by jellyroll on July 14, 2010 at 9:34 AM |

Re: "Nuns"

So I guess I CAN"T swear, but review dude can. the show was f****-ing hilarious. Nuff said. Hot chics, now nuff said.

Posted by briyun on July 13, 2010 at 1:26 PM |

Re: "Nuns"

Hot chics in this & it was fucking hilarious. Sorry reviewer dude but nuns drinking & fucking priests has it's place in comedy. Don't listen to this guy, shows worth the 12 bucks for sure

Posted by briyun on July 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM |

Re: "Nuns"

I thought the show was hilarious...sounds to me like Tony Adler who reviewed this is just offended because it goes after the church; and sure it's not Hamlet, but it was funny, the acting was great & that's really all I cared about!

Posted by Slkrick on July 13, 2010 at 9:39 AM

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