The Southern Door Community Auditorium will present Late Nite Catechism Feb. 23, 7 pm. This uproarious piece of theater takes audience members back – sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully – to the children they once were as the irrepressible sister teaches an adult catechism class to her “students” (the audience).
Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a chord with anyone who’s survived going to a school with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.
Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, Late Nite Catechism debuted in Chicago in 1993 and has become the longest-running one-woman show in Off-Broadway history. It has grossed more than $100 million in box-office receipts and raised more than $4 million for retired sisters and Catholic organizations.
Tickets are $15 per adult, $12 per senior and $8 per youth. Purchase them at the Southern Door School and District Offices, 2073 County Trunk Hwy DK in Brussels; or online at southerndoorauditorium.org.