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Late Nite Catechism coming to Beverly

Posted by Christina Jedra  March 12, 2013 03:52 PM

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The following was submitted by Spectacle Management:

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. Late Nite Catechism will be presented at The Larcom
Theatre, 13 Wallis St in Downtown Beverly. Sixteen Performances run April 23rd
through May 5th. Tickets are available at www.latenitecatechismshow.com or by calling
617-531-1257. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to each performance.
Generous group discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the ticket
hotline as well.

Schedule of Performances:
Tues, April 23 at 7:30 PM
Wed, April 24 at 2:00 PM
Thurs, April 25 at 7:30 PM
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM
Sat, April 27 at 2:00 PM
Sat, April 27 at 7:30 PM
Sun, April 28 at 2:00 PM
Sun, April 28 at 7:30 PM
Tues, Apr 30 at 2:00 PM
Wed, May 1 at 7:30 PM
Thurs, May 2 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Sat, May 4 at 2:00 PM
Sat, May 4 at 7:30 PM
Sun, May 5 at 2:00 PM
Sun, May 5 at 7:30 PM

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 declared “Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader
than the membership of any one church.”

Late Nite Catechism, which was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award in New
York and recently won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance
for Maripat Donovan, is currently playing in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, St. Louis,
Vancouver, Scottsdale, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago, where it has been
playing to full “classes” since it opened in 1993. Productions in Boston, Sydney and
Melbourne recently ended after playing two years in each city. Sister is always available
for private classes and fundraisers through Entertainment Events, Inc. at (877) FUNNY
NUN.

The Larcom Theatre is a beautifully restored Vaudeville Theatre in downtown Beverly
MA that for many years was home to Le Grand David Magic show. Today, it is proud to present Late Nite Catechism, in partnership with Spectacle Management, as the first in a series of theatrical and musical performances. www.larcomtheatre.com.

For further information, please call 508-740-0981.

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