“Late Nite Catechism” 12/8/18
MSDA Presents – “Late Nite Catechism”
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center, Mount St. Dominic Academy, 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006
Miss your school days? Let us take you back with “Late Nite Catechism.” The one-woman, interactive, off-Broadway production performed to uproarious audiences since its debut in 1993, will be welcoming “pupils” for the entertaining evening. Click here to see more about the show.
Show Tickets – $50
Dinner and Show Tickets – $75
Dinner 6:00 pm in the cafeteria
Showtime 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center with 15-minute Intermission “Bake Sale”
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“Late Nite Catechism” written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, made its debut May 28, 1993 at the Live Bait Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and since then has grossed over $100 million in box office receipts. It has been presented in over 410 cities around the world, has played 6 countries with over 3.5 million people in attendance. “Late Nite Catechism” is an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back – sometimes nostalgically, 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.” The New York Times in 1996 declared “Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church.” “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 for Maripat Donovan. It is the longest running one-woman show in Off-Broadway history and is such in the cities of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, St. Louis, Scottsdale, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.