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70 -CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998 Baystar Theatre opens 'Nunsense Oct I in Fenwick Island "Nunsense," one of the most outrageously funny musicals ever to hit off-Broadway, is coming to the Baystar Dinner Theatre in Ocean City, Md. The opening night is Thursday, Oct. 1. Five very lively and sometimes irreverent nuns fill out the cast of "Nunsense." They are members of the order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken whose numbers have suddenly, very drastically, been reduced. It seems, as the Rev. Mother puts it, they had a small disaster back at their convent. The convent cook, Sister Julia-Child of God, who has never been to get a good handle on her vocation, had served up some vichyssoise and 52 nuns died instantly of botu- lism. The order found the money to bury 48 of the dead nuns but then the Rev. Mother bought a VCR, blowing the remaining bur- ial funds, so the last four had to go on hold in the convent freezer. Now, in "Nunsense," the order is putting on a benefit show to raise funds to bury those four before the New Jersey health inspectors catch up with them. The book, music and lyrics of "Nunsense" were written by Dan Goggin, who spent a good part of his life around nuns and who first created the concept as a greeting card series. "Nunsense" opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City on Dec. 12, 1985. It won the 1986 Outer Critics' 4 Cir- cle Awards, including Best Off- Broadway musical. It earned great reviews from all types of publica- tions, including the "Catholic Transcript" and the "New York Times." The Baystar show is directed by Geoff Thompson and co-produced by Marjorie and Richard Eckerd. The latter also serves as music di- rector. Cast members include Amy Baker, Leslie Boslet, Kristi Glenn, Mikki Kahne and Kathleen Pusey. "Nunsense" will run at the Baystar Dinner Theatre on Thurs- day and Friday evenings from Oct. 1 through Nov. 6. An evening at the Baystar Dinner Theatre, lo- 1890 Great Country Fair set for Ag Museum Sept. 2(: women in high-necked blouses and long skirts will protest. An old-fashioned melodrama, presented by Children's Theatre Inc., will be on tap, as will good country cooking, including spe- cial treats like Fifer apples and hot roasted peanuts. Other activities include storytellers, soliloquies, magicians, exhibits and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 60 and older, $2 for youths ages 6-17 and free for members and kids under 6. Fami- lies can purchase a fiat-rate ticket for $15. For more information, call 302- 734-1618. Excited hawkers, scandalous exotic dancers, great politicians and vocal anti-suffragettes are just a few of the colorful personalities at the Delaware Agricultural Mu- seum and Village's 1890 Great Country Fair. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at the museum. Visitors will enjoy the fun, from the music of Jackie LaGuardia and strolling minstrel Peter Young, to activities like a high- wheel bicycle race and stilt walk- ing. Stuffy men in high hats and long waistcoats will expound on the greatness of our heritage, and "Mathenia," Lynn Donovan, will perform exotic dancing at the 1890 Great Country Fair in Dover. Annual Delaware Author's Day set Oct. scientist Thomas Harriot. Pub- lished by Houghton Mifflin, it will be released in October. John P. Reid, book and antique collector and author of "Collect- ing Delaware Books," will speak about Delaware fiction from the early 19th century to the second half of the 20th century. ,. A reception will be held, hon- oring Delaware authors. All events are free and open to the public. versity of South Carolina Press. A panel discussion, "Getting Published," will offer how-to tips for writers. Panelists will include Rick Hopper, John Van Hoelle, Ed Okonowicz, George Frebert and Christine Celano, publishers, writers and artists. Ralph Staiger, former head of the International Reading Associ- ation, will discuss his new book for young people about the little- known but brilliant Renaissance Fine Dining Since 1980 Continen00tal Cuisine Romantic Atmosphere Award-Winning Wine List includes Over 35 Fabulous Wines Priced $25 or Less Writers and readers are invited to mingle with Delaware authors, meet former Gov. Sherman W. Tribbett, enjoy poetry readings and take a look at some of the newest books Delaware authors have to offer, at the third annual Dlaware Authors Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Grass Dale Center in Delaware City. Roger Martin's brand-new book, "Sherman W. Tribbett," will be unveiled at the event. The book is about the Delaware gover- nor who served his state during the turbulent times of 1972-76, in- cluding financial crises, a gasoline shortage and truckers' strikes, a ship crash into the Railroad Bridge on the C&D Canal, and the more pleasant bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Poets Fleda Brown Jackson and Marisa De los Santos will read from their published works. Jackson's third book of poems, 'q'he Devil's Child," will be pub- lished by Carnegie Mellon Uni- versity in 1999. De los Santos won the James Dickey award this year for her first book of poems, "From the Bones Out," which will be published in 1999 by the uni- Subscribe to the Cape Gazette today Call 645-7700 210 Second Street, Rehoboth Beach  RESERVATIONS: 227-6494 cated in Jordan's Rooftop Restau- rant in the Fenwick Inn, 139th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., begins with an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. The price of the package is $34.95 plus tax and tip. For reser- vations and for additional infor-. marion, call 945-5763. ;DAY The Second Free 9/30/98 .. JAZZ RESERVATIONS" ' OCTOBER 16th A SALUTE TO SINATRA [ealuring Bob Girifalco 9 5 11 OCTOBER 17th THE BOOTSIE BARIW QUARTET featuring vocalistdeannie Brooks Monday Night