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While 18th-century philosophers advocated a somber asceticism to cleanse the four humors, modern medicine has proven the benefits of laughter for the phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile. Cleanse three of your four humors with today’s deal. For $20, you’ll get a ticket to see tap-dancing nuns and other musical nunsports at the CLO Cabaret’s Nunsense, a $40 value.
Follow Sister Julia through a maze of nunnery wackiness as she accidentally poisons her fellow nuns, then hosts a variety show to raise funds for their funerals. During the variety show, you’ll relive your Catholic-school days through audience quizzes, cheers, and other audience participation. This getaway of silliness is the perfect complement to your austere vernal equinox preparation rituals.
Take the sweetheart an old nun once warned you about to watch the pious, penguin-suited ladies’ antics without fear of ruler reproach. Seating is arranged cabaret style, and food and drinks will be available but are not included in the price of your Groupon. The Pittsburgh CLO is a prestigious, nonprofit cultural institution, so you can be sure that your inner theater buff’s inner philanthropist’s conscience will be pleased.
In the 1980s, the Outer Critics Circle listed Nunsense as the Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Though the CLO Cabaret’s version of Nunsense hasn’t opened yet, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review panegyrizes the cabaret’s past performances, saying of a recent rendition of My Way: > * “It’s a fresh, entertaining evening of great music sung well and with intelligence. It’s also a warmly romantic evening best enjoyed with one hand around a glass of something special and the other hand joined with someone special. – Alice T. Carter