City Theatre gave up Catechism for Lent, but as soon as Easter is over, “Sister” will be back for another whack.
Late Nite Catechism, the original hit that introduced Sister to Pittsburgh, will run in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio from March 27 – April 20. Acclaimed actress Kimberly Richards will return in this phenomenally popular show written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan.
Late Nite Catechism is an entertaining mix of nostalgia, comedy, and Catholic dogma. The theatre becomes a catechism class taught by Sister and the audience members are her students, who are disciplined or rewarded for their behavior. Sister often “fines” her students for tardiness, gum chewing, and general unruly behavior.
Those who are good and can correctly answer questions about saints, May Crowning, pagan babies and limbo (the half-way house between heaven and hell not the dance), may receive fabulous prizes such as glow-in-the-dark rosaries and Mary magnets.
Late Nite Catechism made its Pittsburgh debut in April of 2005 and drew record-breaking crowds. It returned in 2006 and 2007 for highly successful runs. City Theatre has also produced the holiday show Sister's Christmas Catechism and Late Nite Catechism 2: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty.
For tickets call 412-431-CITY (2489) or visit CityTheatreCompany.org.