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Local talents open theatre season Oct. 27 with ‘Nunsense’

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Know and Go:

What: “Nunsense” presented by Lincoln Theatre Company

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 27 to Nov. 11 

Where: Lincoln Civic Auditorium, 511 Fifth St. 

Admission: $17.50 and $19.50.

Tickets/info: lincolnetheatrecompany.org or 409-7030.

 

Text Box: Know and Go: What: “Nunsense” presented by Lincoln Theatre Company Where: Lincoln Civic Auditorium, 511 Fifth St. When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 27 to Nov. 11 Admission: $17.50 and $19.50. Tickets/info: lincolnetheatrecompany.org or 409-7030.

 

                                                                                                

 

Lincoln Theatre Company opens its season with its first adult musical, “Nunsense,” for three weekends, starting Oct. 27. Three of the five actors are local, including a Beale Air Force Base active-duty technical sergeant.

“Nunsense” is a comedy about five surviving nuns at the Little Sisters of Hoboken, trying to raise funds through a talent show to bury four of their sisters who succumbed to botulism.

Isobel Hersch from Lincoln plays the loveable Sister Mary Regina and leads the convent as its Mother Superior. She has acted for decades.

Another Lincoln resident, Erika Placencia, is Sister Mary Hubert. The technical sergeant is stationed at Beale Air Force Base. Placencia has performed with the Air Force Expeditionary Group, Tops in Blue, which provided troops abroad with entertainment in 27 countries. 

Peggy Schechter, also a Lincoln resident and co-founder of Lincoln Theatre Company, plays the streetwise Sister Robert Anne. She has more than 20 years stage experience in Bay Area and Sacramento region theaters.  

Karina Summers, from the Sacramento area, is cast as Sister Mary Amnesia. When not on stage, Summers teaches math at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep.

Jessilee Windhaus, playing the professional dancer turned novice nun, is from the Sacramento area. Windhaus is founder and producing artistic director of the Sacramento sketch and improv comedy group, That Plus Chips.

Jeff Teague returns to the Lincoln Theatre Company as director/choreographer, while Kim Cyrus is vocal director.