Catechism classes are never as much fun – or as hilarious – as when they are led by Sister in the international hit comedy Late Nite Catechism, by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, which comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts for one night only, Sunday, October 21, at 7:30pm.
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.
Since opening in 1993, Late Nite Catechism, has been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award in New York; won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance for Maripat Donovan; has played every state in the U.S., as well as across Canada, the U.K., and Australia; and is currently playing to full "classes" across America.
Tickets are available now by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket prices: Gold Circle $52
Orchestra/Mezzanine $49, Balcony $40.