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Late Nite Catechism
Religion / Spirituality-Performance
Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608 Google Maps - MapQuest
“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.” - The Catholic Register (Toronto)
“Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church.” - The New York Times
Late Nite Catechism is an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back to the children they once were. The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a room full 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.
Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, Late Nite Catechism has grossed over one hundred million dollars in box office receipts, been presented in over 410 cities around the world and played six countries with over three million people in attendance. The show has raised over four million dollars for retired sisters and Catholic organizations.
Late Nite Catechism was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award in New York and won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance. It is the longest running one woman show in Off-Broadway history.
Cost: $29, $39
Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School