Sister is back in Late Nite Catechism 3!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Late Nite Catechism, an interactive comedy and one of the longest-running shows in Chicago and United States theatre history. The show has visited every state in the U.S. as well as Canada, the U.K. and Australia. In this unique one woman show, Sister teaches students about all things Catholic. Now after years of doing so, Sister is ready to turn her attention to the topic of marriage with the production of ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3. Called part catechism class and part stand-up routine, she’s back in Omaha with the third installment.

Written and created by Maripat Donovan and Vicki Quade, the series has seen much success. Donovan found her inspiration at a dinner party in 1992. After hearing Donovan talk about St.Maria Goretti (the patron saint of virginity), a friend said to her, “This is so funny. You should do something with this.” That’s exactly what she did. Donovan contacted an acquaintance who ran a theatre in Chicago and created the first show of note about a nun since the musical Nunsense. Donovan and Quade wrote the original Late Nite Catechism in about three weeks and it premiered in 1993. Since the first production, audiences world wide have been pupils in Sister’s classroom, with five different versions of the show.


‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3 is focused on the Sacrament of Marriage and Last Rites. Sister even presents her own wacky and hysterical version of the Newlywed Game, using audience members as contestants.

Be sure to grab your significant other and your sense of humor and visit the OmahaCommunity Playhouse for some special couples counseling from Sister. The show runs from June 14, through July 21, 2013 in the Howard Drew Theater; Wednesday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $35 per person. For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $32 per person. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (402) 553-0800, visit the OCP Box Office or click here.

Article by Brittany Locke

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