The acting is delightful all around, with major roles especially well filled. Kenner is convincing not only has the simple-minded early Agnes but as an angry post-postulant, with thick makeup, towering bouffant, and surly attitude. Performing in drag is simple enough, what with the ongoing sight gag, but Richardson has great fun adding exaggerated melodramatic gestures. And as the sinister Nazi nun, the relish with which Weisman snarls her lines is delicious for us as well. Mancini's exaggerated Rhode Island accent is perfect for the irreverent Sister Acacius.

Don't forget that you wouldn't be inconsistent in seeing a Sunday matinee of The Divine Sister after church. As director Shea pointed out before the performance I saw: "It's not a lampoon of nuns. It's a lampoon of movies about nuns. Very different."

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