Maripat Donovan has finally kicked the habit after nearly 20 years.
The veteran comic actress, who created the "Sister's Catechism" series and appeared as the know-it-all nun, has a new project and a new calling. She's giving both a test run at the Laguna Playhouse through June 24.
This time around, Donovan is helping people fix their relationships in her new show, the world premiere of "Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach," which she co-wrote with director Marc Silva. It's a lively interactive piece, still a bit rocky in spots, but a guaranteed laugh inducer.
Mrs. Honey B. is a honey of a character. After a long career teaching health and home economics, she's chosen a new life path – helping others sort out their lives. And if you sit too far front, she's liable to sort out yours.
She's not flying solo in this production. Actors Scott Bielecky and Denise Fennell – who starred for four years in the improvisational piece "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding" – join her as a long-married couple who still aren't a perfect fit. Close your eyes and you'll imagine you're at the Jersey Shore.