As part of of the first ever Summer Arts Festival at The River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University there will be a performance of Nunsense, a musical comedy centered on the nuns of the Little Sisters Of Hoboken. When most of the convent is killed due to being inadvertently poisoned, the surviving nuns decide to perform a musical as a fundraiser to properly bury their sisters.
This production is directed by Ken Stilson, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at Southeast. Judith Farris, Artist in Residence at Southeast Missouri State University plays the Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina.
In this interview Farris discusses the irreverent humor of the musical, the advantages and challenges of performing musical theater in a small space, and the effort to bring summer performances to The River Campus.
Performances are scheduled for June 19-22 and June 26-29 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. All shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on June 22 and 29.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265 or by visiting www.RiverCampusEvents.com.