By Nina King
Oh, stuff and Nunsense! Yes, this is one silly show. Nunsense, currently playing at LVH, follows the wacky adventures of the few remaining members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken.
It starts out a rather sad story, really. A rather bad soup has taken out 52 sisters (almost the entire convent, actually) and although most have been suitably interred, a few were temporarily stored in a freezer. When the health inspector comes calling, the remaining few nuns must raise funds to bury the leftovers, or face the closure of the convent.
And what fundraiser would be suitable for such an austere mission? Why, a variety show, of course! During the course of the next hour or so, you learn a lot about these nuns, such as where they come from (the circus, Brooklyn), what their talents are (comedy, puppetry) and their ambitions in life (“Superior” has such a nice ring). The jokes flow, and are pretty punny. Uh, funny. There’s song (“Holier Than Thou” and “Tackle That Temptation With a Time-Step”); some of those nuns have pipes. And there’s even dance.
My goodness, there’s nothing like a nun in a kickline.