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John Brooke
We repeatedly laughed ourselves sane at the magnificent, talented comedic acting in the Todos Santos, community Teatro Luna Asul. The actors projected flawlessly, the heart of iconic ledgendary movie stars as they performed in this off-the-wall, rollicking two act, comedy. It was penned by Bruce W. Gilray and Richard T. Witter. A sophisticated spoof of the classic Hollywood styled 1940’s murder-mysteries. The plot is somewhat reminiscent of Agatha Christie, gone hilariously wrong.
Take ten nutty Nuns of The Holy Order of the Sisters of San Andreas, and their murderous Superior, together in a spooky mansion on a foreboding island.  Be prepared to howl at their quirky characterisations as they authentically portray Alfred Hitchcock, as their Mother Superior and the cast of polished, sharp tongued nuns played by Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Gloria Swanson, Tallula Bankhead, Mae West, Judy Garland, and Marilyn Monroe. The whacked-out dialog is laced, appropriately, with some of the most famous lines in cinematic history. The action and the words link seamlessly together to deliver an amazingly fun filled experience through out the piece.
Robert Hall, Donna Schultz, Kat Wilson, Marilyn Martin, Valma Brenton, and Isabel Smythe, who is also the director and producer, parodied the mannerisms, and voices of the famous screen actors to perfection.
We determined from the roar of spontaneous laughter and impulsive hand clapping during the performance, That the audience loved every single divine moment.
My partner and I were enthralled by this faced pace farce on opening night back in December. From what we have heard, the production just seems to be more fun and provocative with each performance. We intend on being entertained again during one of the final performances on March 2, 3, 9, and 10th.
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