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Sister Sex

a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Pat McGeever

COMPANY : Lionheart Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : College Street Playhouse
ID# 4301

SHOWING : May 04, 2012 - May 20, 2012

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

This is the tale of nun and sex therapist, Dr. Maria D’elencia. Assisted by Sister Mo, a six-foot, Irish nun who gave students nightmares, Sister Maria treats a cavalcade of fascinating clients. Mix them all together and you get a story that is slapstick, sexy, and serious. And all this before the Archbishop finds out what’s going on!

Recommended for mature audiences only.

Performances:
May 4-20
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Jason Caldwell
Assistant Director Amy Szymanski
Sammy Alpaca Leo Finocchio
Delores Maggie Gasior
Jean Claude Scott Gassman
Peter Alan Gilmer
Robert John Stephen King
Sister Maria Suzi Linden
Fatema Sirhan Molly Martin
Zarya Ramadi Lindsey Monroe
Sister Mo Karen Ruetz
Sonday Sara Wade
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REVIEWS

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Sister XXX
by playgoer
Sunday, May 20, 2012
3.5
Pat McGeever's "Sister Sex" mixes together a nun-slash-sex therapist and a group of her eccentric patients, with a nun-slash-receptionist fresh from Ireland controlling access to the therapist. It seems like the premise for a situation comedy, replete with the four-letter language of a pay-cable show. It's slapstick, as advertised, but not particularly sexy or serious. It's cute, facile, and fun.

Director Jason Caldwell has done a fine job of casting the show. Suzi Linden (the therapist) and Karen Ruetz (the receptionist) get the most stage time, and they strike all the right notes in their performances. The other eight characters in the show are all peripheral -- six patients, the translating cousin of one patient, and a waiter. They all make favorable impressions, and their interplay tends to work quite well. The director has milked the humor present in the script, with Karen Ruetz in particular getting a number of looks and bits of business that bring chuckles.

The set, designed and constructed by Jason Caldwell, Amy Szymanski, and Ken Crease, works well to delineate the waiting room and inner office, and the lighting design of Gary White neatly points up action occurring there and at locations other than the office proper. Props have to be given to Chris Pritts, provider of the props, for work above and beyond the call of duty in providing an anatomical model.

"Sister Sex" works well as a show, with a bit of a cliffhanger ending to act one and an ending to act two that brings together all the characters and provides a happy denouement. The audience at the closing performance seemed to love the humor and situations, as well they might. This is a well-acted show with sharp direction and a pleasing script. It won't win the Pulitzer Prize, and its episodic nature tends to weaken its effect, but it certainly makes two hours fly by quickly. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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