“She’s walking around in the back,” he replied, pointing with his head as Regina looked inside to see their pet penguin looking up at her. Regina gave a sigh of relief to hear Sister Carla’s honk.
“I thought we’d lost Sister Carla for sure. Thank God she didn’t run away.”
When the town’s sheriff had arrested the three sisters for trespassing on the property of the Second First Baptist Church of Lewisville two days before, Sister Carla had escaped the forces of the law and was waiting outside when Tony returned to the deserted church with their order from the fast food restaurant down the road. Not knowing where the three sisters were, and too afraid to inquire among the town’s residents about his traveling companions, Tony had only discovered what had happened to the three when he visited a local bar where a drunk Deputy Sauras had bragged about the arrests to his drinking buddies.
“Did you feed her, Tony?” asked Regina, which rhymes with China.
“You better have,” she warned him. “We really shouldn’t have brought her on a long trip like this. I know she’d rather be back in Washington with the other penguins, but I do love having her around.”
“Where’d the hearse come from?” asked Regina with a long eye. “Wow, just think of all the fun we can have in there,” Regina added, her imagination already running wild with the possibilities of driving across America in a roomy hearse. “Just like Harold and Maude.”
“Before you get too excited, you ought to know that Tony stole the Hearse,” K informed Regina just as she saw two older men sitting on a bench get up and begin walking toward them. Coito, conscious of the attention they were getting, was preparing to go inside to see what was delaying Theodora.
“From a funeral home?” asked Regina, uninterested in the people who were watching her.
“No, I think a band of gypsies owned it,” said Tony, “because while I was killing time until I was supposed to meet you three here at four, like K told me to do, I went to a 7-Eleven where all these gypsies were roaming around trying to shoplift or hold the store up or something and that was where I took it, so naturally….”
Nuns just want to have fun! But when three former Catholic nuns have too much fun and get in trouble with the law, they become nuns on the run.
Driving back to Washington D.C. where they work at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Parts, the three sisters are arrested in Tennessee. After defeating the local deputy in strip poker, they escape from jail, and are pursued by the zealous Detective Schmuck Hole, who has personally offered a $10,000 reward for their capture on The 700 Club. Little do they know that when the three sisters visit the Washington Monument, their lives will change forever.
Set in 1979, The Three Sisters is a sacrilegious satire that skewers not only organized religion, but the government, the media, intellectuals, corporate greed and every other part of the establishment. Maybe not the greatest story ever told, but possibly the funniest.
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Genre – Humor, Satire, Catholicism, Politics
Rating – R
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