Grand’s “Nunsense” production canceled

ELLSWORTH — The Grand has canceled its production of “Nunsense,” a musical comedy about the Little Sisters of Hoboken’s fundraiser to bury their order’s food-poisoned nuns, Tuesday after being notified that a person directly involved in the production had tested positive for COVID-19. All ticket holders will be issued a full refund.

Directed by Ashley Terwilliger, “Nunsense” was slated to open at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, on stage at The Grand. A “pay-what-you-can” dress rehearsal was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, and the whole show was to run through Oct. 17.

“After much deliberation and with a heavy heart, the decision has been made to cancel the Grand production of ‘Nunsense,’” Grand staff said in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

At this time, other scheduled programming will continue including the Oct. 9 live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera and a “Meet the Candidates” event Oct. 12.

In accordance with Maine CDC guidelines, the audience is requested to social distance and wear masks, whether they are vaccinated or not, until seated or while moving around the theater. They may only remove mask when actively eating or drinking.

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Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]

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