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Late Nite Catechism
February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on March 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm
THE ORIGINAL “LATE NITE CATECHISM” TO BRING SIDESPLITTING LAUGHTER TO THE GRACIE THEATRE
Audience Demanded More “Sister” after Last Years’ Performance
“This year’s Late Nite Catechism is the original show in the Late Nite Catechism series – the one that started it all. Though it differs from the ’Til Death Do Us Part version we presented last year, we have the same “sister,” brilliantly portrayed by actress Denise Fennell. She was an audience favorite. Our patrons wanted more and demanded we have her back,” said Jeri Misler, managing director of the Gracie Theatre.
Late Nite Catechism is an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back -sometimes nostalgically, (and sometimes fearfully), to the children they once were. The irrepressible “Sister” teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience).
Over the course of the play, “Sister” goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.
The Catholic Register (Toronto) said, “The show appeals to Catholics and non-Catholics alike since ‘Sister’ clearly explains religious references in lighthearted ways while maintaining a serious tone that isn’t too preachy and far from being saccharine.”
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