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New, veteran actors take stage in ‘Sister Act’

Beginning Friday, the Court House Players will bring the musical “Sister Act” to the stage of the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. The cast boasts both veteran thespians and newcomers to the stage, exemplified by Katrina Brown and D’Shawn Wright.

Brown plays lead character Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva turned murder witness who is forced into the safety of protective custody. The police spirit her away to a convent, where they are certain she will never be found. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Van Cartier’s eccentric personality clashes with the head nun, Mother Superior.

Brown brings 30 years of acting experience to the role, drawing from a career that began in the U.S. Virgin Islands and brought her to the mainland in 2001. 

Having played the role of Sister Mary Hubert in “Nunsense” earlier in her career, Brown said she was drawn to this production from the get-go. 

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