Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nuncrackers






























On Friday, we went ot see the play "Nuncrackers". It is based almost entirely on the broadway play "Nunsense". There were only five cast members, playing a priest and four nuns. It's about a group of nuns trying to put on a televised Christmas show in the basement of the convent. Mishaps abound, including getting drunk while making the fruitcake recipe. It was remarked that if Eve had put the apple in a fruitcake, Adam would have never eaten it, and we would all be living in Paradise. (Speaking of getting drunk on fruitcake, in my next post I will relate the disaster that happened with my own wedding cake.) The nuns dressed up as The Village People for one number, and they also put tutus over their habits and performed the Nuncracker Ballet. We had front row seats, which is why I was able to get such good pictures. The cast interacted with the audience and gave out silly prizes. I didn't get a door prize, but I had already been given the gift of an evening of laughter, better than any of the prizes.

"Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven."








Luke 6

29 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a great and funny show, Ginny.... What a nice way to spend an evening.... I would love that play ---and I'm sure I'd be laughing my head off!!!!!!

Glad you got to see that one... Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I saw the original "Nunsense" many years ago with friends...gee, it has to be maybe 28 years ago!

Stacey Dawn said...

Wow - that looks like such a fun play. I'll have to look for something like that here... would be fun to see!

Kiluea Poetry said...

I'd say the first the third and the fourth look the most comical..but you would know best!! what a hoot..I know I'd enjoy something like this..yes, I want to hear all about your cake..the fruit cake sounds hilarious!

SquirrelQueen said...

That looks like a fun play, I love your last photo where they are doing their Village People impression.

A disaster with your wedding cake? I'm looking forward to the story.

reanaclaire said...

Yes, if Adam didnt eat the apple, there will be no Ginny nor Claire in this world.. :)

From the Kitchen said...

We've seen "Nunsense" and it was a hoot! I'm glad you had a laughing good time!!

When I saw your header, I almost looked out my door to see if you were parked in front of my house!!!!! We have the same tree (trimmed up a little more) in our front side yard!!

Mary said...

That sounds like a wonderful evening. Laughter is a great gift. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Fred Alton said...

Thanks Ginny for sharing this fun time in your lives. You and Phil have a GREAT Thanksgiving week! Wishing you every blessing.

Sandra said...

looks like the cast was having as good a time as you did. are they real nuns? where was this play? laughter is good for the soul, I do beleive that and there is to little of things to laugh at on TV any more. is that your house in the header is that your bush? firecracker red it is and beautiful

Velvet Over Steel said...

That looked like a super funny show!! I'd love to see that sometime!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Blessings & Many Hugs, Ginny!
Coreen

RH (aka Lucy) said...

I've wanted to see 'Nunsense' for a long time. I never get to it. This would have been so funny!

Remington said...

That would be so fun to see!

Stephanie V said...

That looks like a good time. Can't wait for the next story!

Karin said...

Love your new header! Looks like you really had a blast! Laughter is good!

Neal said...

Looks like they're having a good time.

DawnTreader said...

Glad you had a good time! I used to go to the theatre a lot back in the 90s. Not so often now.

S. Etole said...

looks like a grand time was had by all ...

From the Kitchen said...

Re the pumpkin balls, I have a melon baller with two sides. I use the one that is about 3/4 inch in diameter--just the right side to pop them in your mouth whole. If you don't have a baller, just cut the pumpkin into bite-sized squares and enjoy!

Best,
Bonnie

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - that show looks great!!

Bobbi said...

Oh, this looks like a great show!!! How lucky to get such good seats! I love plays... especially the funny ones. One of my favorites was Wicked, which played in Chicago and was a type of spin-off of the Wizard of Oz. But I love the home-town plays as well, the acting is always fantastic. Glad you had fun!!!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Thanks for the glimpse of that fun show! Have a truly good evening tonight, and day tomorrow!

hip-chick said...

It looks like a great time was had by all...even the nuns!

LC said...

Priceless! Your photos gave me a good laugh, even without being there. Thanks for sharing.

srp said...

It does look like a lot of fun... where was it held?

George said...

You did get some wonderful pictures of the cast. I was grinning from ear to ear just reading your description.

kanak7 said...

Wow...that must have been quite a show!! Enjoyed going through your post and pictures.

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is my kind of play - that looked so funny!

Sandie♥ HAPPY THANKSGIVING

ruthi said...

It's been a long time since I last saw a stage play. I am so jealous. Nice photos thanks for sharing.