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Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for you ; The actor"s nightmare

Christopher Durang

Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for you ; The actor"s nightmare

two one-act plays

by Christopher Durang

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Published by Nelson Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Christopher Durang.
ContributionsDurang, Christopher, 1949-
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16536558M

SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE - OPEN Auditions by Appointment Bay Theatre Company (Arnold, MD)SPT 2: $/week minimum. Sister Mary Ignatius is giving a lecture on Catholicism. She tells us what sins send you to hell (murder, sex outside marriage, highjacking a plane, masturbation); and she is assisted by her sweet and obedient student, Thomas, age seven. On cue Thomas recites answers to catechism questions and is rewarded with cookies.


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An unprepared actor in an unnamed play is forced to take the place of a leading actor.4/5. SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU. Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her charges.

One of them, a precocious little boy named Thomas, can quote the Ten Commandments on cue, and each time he does so Sister Mary rewards him with a : Christopher Durang.

Christopher Durang is the author of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You & The Actor's Nightmare ( avg rating, ratings, 27 reviews, publ 4/5. And, The Actor's Nightmare: Two Plays. Author: Christopher Durang; Publisher: N.A; ISBN: ; Category: American drama; Page: 71; View: ; DOWNLOAD NOW» "SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU.

Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Directed by Richard Pilcher. Featuring Rena Cherry Brown, Steve Carpenter, Paul Edward Hope, Valerie Leonard, Alicia Sweeney, Drew Sharpe, and Parker Warren.

Produced by Janet Luby and Wendy Saulters for Bay Theatre Company. The Actors Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explain It All for You runs Aug.

Sept. 17 at the Oracle Theatre, N. Broadway, Chicago. Tickets: () Website: theatre. Sister Mary Ignatius Tells It All is a play written by Obie award winning American playwright, Christopher Durang.

While Durang’s use of parody and criticism of social institutions, his work often deals with issues that may be uncomfortable to some patrons.

Viewer discretion is advised. The Actor's Nightmare (30 minutes approximately) Conceived as a companion piece to the author's award-winning short play Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it all for You (and providing for doubling by the same actors), this hilarious spoof details the plight of a stranger who is suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor.

The Actor's Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You. THE ACTORS NIGHTMARE Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace.

What: "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You" and "The Actor's Nightmare" by Christopher Durang. Who: Berkshire Theatre Group. Where: Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. When: Now through Aug.

31 (press opening Saturday evening at 8). Evenings - Monday through Thursday at 7; Friday and Saturday at 8. He first gained recognition in for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You which was followed in byThe Actor’s Nightmare performed as a double bill. These two plays are now at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You was presented off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons in New York City, this time on a double bill with Durang’s The Actor’s Nightmare, on Octo The production was directed by Jerry Zaks, set design by Karen Schulz. 'sister mary ignatius explains it all for you' synopsis Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her charges.

"Sister Mary Ignatius," which won the Obie Award, is his most controversial and most pointed indictment of the church. Sister Mary, one of twenty-seven children--"five became priests, seven became nuns, three became brothers, and the rest were institutionalized"--will not hear of any compromise, and mercy plays no part in her life/5.

The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister May Ignatius Explains It All plays through Ma at The Bay Theatre Company – West Street, in downtown Annapolis, MD.

Author: Amanda Gunther. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 62 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates: illustrations ; 20 cm: Contents: The actor's nightmare --Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for Titles.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare play at the Unicorn Theatre on Berkshire Theatre Group’s Stockbridge campus, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Massachusetts, through Friday, Aug. A Double Feature of two plays: An Actor’s Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You by Christopher Durang, the Tony Award-winning playwright (for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Author: Ellouise Schoettler.

"Sister Mary Ignatius," which won the Obie Award, is his most controversial and most pointed indictment of the church. Sister Mary, one of twenty-seven children--"five became priests, seven became nuns, three became brothers, and the rest were institutionalized"--will not hear of any compromise, and mercy plays no part in her life.5/5(5).

"SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU. Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her charges. One of them, a precocious little boy named Thomas, can quote the Ten Commandments on cue, and each time he does so Sister Mary rewards him with a cookie.

A scathingly brutal comedy. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it all for You by Christopher Durang at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre has not mellowed since If anything, its satirical target, the Roman Catholic Church, is fighting recriminations for decades of unchecked sexual predation by its clergy.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare. Bay Theatre Company West St Annapolis. A double-play evening by one of theatre's most revered contemporary playwrights. Known for his outrageous comic expertise, Durang delights with two side-splitting, contemplative works.

Thru - The Actor's Nightmare. (Included in the volume SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU AND THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE) THE STORY: Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately.

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: More from Christopher Durang Volume I: 27 Short Plays. The following excerpt is from his funny (and angry) play Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For obviously grew up Catholic.

His essay about why he wrote this play (and when he wrote the play – during the year that his mother was dying) is fascinating.

The Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like : Christopher Durang.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For - Duration: shamrockvio views. 37 Y.O Mom With an ANGEL VOICE Leaves Judge In TEARS. - Duration:   Fullerton Drama Festival Minute Play 3rd Place Performed by Lexi Saunders, Jack Riordan, Rudy Pivaral, Chawntel Adedeji, Teddy Antipala, and Patty Evens.

Discussion of themes and motifs in Christopher Durang's Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. Aloysius. STUDY. PLAY. It's Philomena, Sister.

Philomena Rostovitch. And Aloysius Benheim. Rockabye, and good night, May God keep you and watch you, but all you said then was "big deal." I remember you.

You used to make a puddle in the last row every day. Overview; Playwright; Director; Christopher Durang. Christopher Durang is a playwright whose plays include A History of the American Film (Tony nomination, Best Book of a Musical, ), The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie award; off-Bway run ), Beyond Therapy (on Broadway inwith Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow), Baby.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You first appeared Off-Broadway inand later returned with the accompanying playlet,The Actor’s Nightmare Diane Keaton played Sister Mary in a 2 film adaptation The show was a big hit with critics and audiences alike, and as ticket sales boomed,so did protests–at Boston’s Charles.

SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU. Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her charges.

One of them, a precocious little boy named Thomas, can quote the Ten Commandments on cue, and each time he does so Sister Mary rewards him with a cookie. Sister Mary Ignatius Start your hour free trial to unlock this Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You study guide and get instant will help you with any book or any.

Double Comedy SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE, by Christopher Durang; directed by Jerry Zaks; set designer, Karen Schulz; costume designer, William Ivey Long. The play, "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You," was presented -- at least in Hollywood -- in precisely the same tone as Diane Keaton's lecture scenes here.

Sister Mary was an exaggeration, a lampoon, a bitter satire of a serenely confident, doctrinaire and highly judgmental nun -- and as played by Lynn Redgrave, she was hilarious. (Summer ) His plays, "The Actor's Nightmare," and "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You," were performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Ed Shea, Nanette Van Wright, Janice Duclos, Phyllis Kay, Fred Sullivan Jr., Shem Bartner and Jonathan Brennan in the cast.

George Martin was director. Bay Theatre Company presents a double feature of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Actor’s technically speaking, the billing should be switched because The Actor’s Nightmare is the first of two plays by Christopher Durang.

Steven Carpenter is a laugh-riot as George Spelvin in The Actor’s Nightmare — or so the other characters call him Author: Danielle Angeline. The Actors Nightmare ; Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You; Twelfth Night (Dec ) Sweet Charity (Feb March 1) Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches (March Apr 5) Dance-A-Palooza Nightmare", "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You", and "Durang/Durang" Sarah Siddons.

The traditional pseudonym used in American theatre programs (female equivalent was Georgina Spelvin until an actress legally changed her name to that) A technical rehearsal run-through without actors but with all operators present.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor’s Nightmare By Christopher Durang Directed by Matthew Penn. Two very good reasons to see Christopher Durang’s two one-act comedies double-billed as “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You” are lead actor Matt Sullivan in the first short play “The Actor’s Nightmare” and Berkshire.

What: Independent Players presents a Christopher Durang double bill, featuring "The Actor's Nightmare" and "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You." When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 Author: Don Haefliger.Enter Sister Mary Ignatius, dressed in an old-fashioned nun’s habit.

Sister is of indeterminate age, though probably anywhere from 45 to a vigorous The stage is simple. There is a lectern, a potted pal, a chair to the side for Sister to sit on. There is also an easel on which there are several drawings made on cardboard.