Start Making ‘Nunsense’

Start Making ‘Nunsense’

Potomac Theatre Company

As a longtime Washington newspaper and television reporter and editor, Ron Sarro has met many influential women, but none of them ever compared to Patricia Kaupas, a nun who taught Sarro when he was in eighth grade at St. Jerome’s Catholic School in Hyattsville, Md.

When asked to direct "Nunsense" last spring, Sarro decided to dedicate the performance to Sister Patricia Joseph, her "nun name," although everybody called her "P.J." In July, Sister Patricia Joseph died suddenly of an apparent heart attack at the age of 84. Potomac Theatre Company’s show is still being performed in her name.

The Potomac Theatre Company performs "Nunsense" through Dec. 3, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Blair Family Center for the Arts, Bullis School, 10601 Falls Road, Potomac. Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they stage a benefit revue to raise money to bury a group of nuns accidentally poisoned by their own convent chef. Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off-Broadway Musical. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. Visit, call 301-299-8571 or call Marilyn Shockey at 301-977-7712.