It's been a long time since Stage III Community Theatre has seen a musical grace their stage. Decades, in fact. But that drought is now over as their popular production of "Nunsense" continues its run in Casper.

The second-longest running show off-Broadway, "Nunsense" written by Dan Goggin,  tells the story of the misadventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who are facing a big problem. Most of their order were accidentally killed by a bad batch of vichyssoise prepared by their convent chef Sister Julia, Child of God.

They raised enough money to bury all but four of the sisters, and those four are stashed in the convent freezer. The Health Department takes issue with the situation, so the remaining sisters have to raise some funeral money in short order. They decide the solution is to put on a talent show in the Mount Saint Helen's School gymnasium and theatre, and as they say, chaos ensues.

Courtesy Kris Kontour, Stage III Community Theatre

"Nunsense" was directed by professional guest director Rich Bumgardner, who is based in Kansas City and has won awards for his acting, directing, and design. Bumgardner says he is impressed by Casper's "rich and thriving" theatre community, and was incredibly honored to work with the talented nine-woman cast.

"Theatre is a pretty sacred space, when we walk into a facility where people give of themselves and give themselves up to expose the inner parts of them, " he says, "and so I remind them what a privilege it is for each of us to be in that space doing what it is we do."

"Nunsense" At Stage III Community Theatre:

  • Sept 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30 pm. Matinee performances are September 16th and 23rd at 2:00 pm.
  • Tickets:   $12 adults, $10 seniors and students
  • Tickets are available at the Cadillac Cowgirl, online at stageiiitheatre.org, and at the door starting 1 hour before each show.
Courtesy Kris Kontour, Stage III Community Theatre