Everyone and everything – including the script – is way over the top in Charles Busch’s nun-centric spoof The Divine Sister at Diversionary Theatre. Loosely a parody of such holier-than-thou flicks as “The Sound of Music,” “Doubt” and “The Bells of St. Mary’s,” The Divine Sister is a helluva hoot for the actors. Here’s guessing Yolanda Franklin, Daren Scott (in drag as the Mother Superior), Maggie Carney, Lauren King, Dangerfield G. Moore and Jacque Wilke have never had so much fun on stage. The audience may have less fun with a production that resurrects the usual nuns ‘n’ Catholic school gags, proffers awkward lip-synching numbers and is more plot-heavy than need be. It’s an 87-minute skit, more or less. Wilke, however, is howlingly funny in multiple roles, including that of a leather-clad Catholic hit woman.
David L. Coddon is a Southern California theater critic.