Theater: Sisters Under Your Skin

Nuns and priests are the new stars on and off-Broadway

Jesus was effeminate, but not Jewish. St. Ignatius smoked Camels, which he stubbed out on the soles of his feet. The collection plate passed after the priest's sermon is like God's Nielsen rating. Priests drink too much wine, and nuns are the Gestapo in wimples. Among those destined to burn in hell are Roman Polanski, Big John Holmes, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On Broadway and off, these glosses on Catholic dogma are raising smiles, nostalgic shudders and the occasional hackle, as young playwrights...

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