Club Theatre Company has established a reputation for fun and somewhat adult theatre. But with its upcoming performance, members are looking to expand that audience.

Club Theatre Company has established a reputation for fun and somewhat adult theatre. But with its upcoming performance, members are looking to expand that audience.

Next month the company will perform "Nunsense," a PG-rated musical comedy by Dan Goggin.

Performances will run through the weekends Aug. 8 though Aug. 24 at Club Diversity, 863 S. High St. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Headed by first-time director Jenny Boyd, also the company's business manager, "Nunsense" is the story of the five remaining "Little Sisters of Hoboken," a group of nuns putting on a variety show for a somewhat macabre reason.

While five of the sisters are away playing bingo, a cook accidentally poisons the rest of the order. The remaining sisters then have to raise enough funds to bury their dead.

"These nuns are putting on a variety show to raise money to bury these poor nuns," Boyd said.

She said the company decided to put on the show to showcase strong roles for woman and to have a family-friendly performance in its lineup.

"Part of our draw for doing this show is it is a cast of all women," Boyd said. "Particularly, in the market in general, and in Columbus there aren't enough roles for women.

" I always want to expand our audience," she added, "and not every show needs to have an adult theme."

The all-female cast will play a variety of quirky nuns, including a former circus performer, a streetwise woman from Brooklyn, a novice who is determined to be the world's first ballerina nun and a childlike woman who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head.

"There's really nothing that doesn't happen in this show," Boyd said, noting that there are tap dancing performances and a puppet nun.

In addition, she said there will be audience participation in the form of a quiz, complete with prizes.

Though centered on the Catholic faith, Boyd said the show has jokes that do more than poking fun at religion. "It's very funny and its funny no matter who you are," she said. "There are definitely jokes about being Catholic but there is something for everybody."

As a first-time director, Boyd said one of her goals was to keep her actors from hamming it up onstage and playing the joke instead of the role. "I would prefer that it still rings true," she said. "It's real if it's real. Your audience is not stupid."

Tickets for the performance are $15 for students and $18 for adults. They can be purchased by calling Boyd at 405-5510 or by e-mailing her at Clubtheatreco@yahoo.com.

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