As fodder for lighthearted theater, the conventional wisdom is that you can’t go wrong with nuns. In heavily Catholic Buffalo, theater producers have had no problem signing on to that philosophy, usually to hilarious effect.
Just in the last two years, we’ve had "The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun," "The Divine Sister" and "Sister’s Midnight Catechism," among others. And let’s not forget the women of "Nunsense," the irrepressible franchise of nun-based musicals that got its start just down the Thruway in Rochester’s Downstairs Cabaret.
Tonight (Jan. 19), O’Connell and Company will mount its latest "Nunsense" production with "Nunsense A-Men!" The show, which features an all-male cast, takes the winning script and formula of the first "Nunsense" show and simply flips the gender of the performers. The cast includes Guy Tomassi, Dudney Joseph, Josh Snyder, Nick Lama and Joey Bucheker, with direction by Mary Kate O’Connell.
Tickets are $15 to $25. For more information, call 848-0800 or visit www.oconnellandcompany.com.
-- Colin Dabkowski