|By Christopher Horb|
'The Divine Sister' looks for laughs
Mike Stewart has a case of the giggles.
And when Stewart, director of Lansing Civic Players’ “The
“I picked up this show, I read it and I fell off the chair laughing,” Stewart said. “The story being told is fluff, but so funny.”
“Sister” was written by Charles Busch, a Tony-winning playwright and female impersonator known for irreverent pop-culture-skewering shows like “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die! Mommy! Die!”
Coming directly from an acclaimed
Paul Levandowski stars as the Mother Superior, whose
“(Levandowski) actually got to talk to Busch about the character,” Stewart said. “It’s a really hard role, but he’s doing really great.”
The cast includes Jessie Rummins, Sandy Van Lacker, Susan
Stewart said the show is “on the naughty side, definitely
“The action is kind of non-stop,” he said. “There’s always something to see. Expect to roll on the floor laughing.”
“I knew this would be leading this crop of actors into the lion’s den,” she said of the production, which kicks off Thursday.
"The Divine Sister"
Lansing Civic Players. 8 p.m. Saturday. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. $12. (517) 484-9115