Reviewed Cathy Cooney Millar
If you have been lagging on your catechism studies, don’t miss this hilarious comedy act! Grab your friend and family so you don’t miss this witty, participatory event with lots of laughter! LATE NITE CATECHISM is reopened at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. And Sister is eager to flex her ruler!
Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett with a little Whoopi Goldberg thrown in. The show part catechism class, part stand up comedy routine. Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, its an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theatre history.
Second City Actress Jenna Steege joins the cast as “Sister”. Steege is a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s House Ensemble, Conservatory, and Musical Improv programs. She is also a founding member of STACKED: All female Musical Improv, which has toured comedy festivals internationally.
Now celebrating its 28th year, LATE NITE CATACHISM opened in 1993 and has been running in Chicago ever since, only forced to take a break during the pandemic.
In addition to Jenna Seege, the role of “Sister” will also be played by long-standing actress Mary Zentmyer and Liz Cloud at the Greenhouse.
LATE NITE CATECHISM has helped raise more than $3 million for the retirement funds of various orders of nuns.
In addition, Nuns4 Fun Entertainment will reopen its Halloween comedy, HOLY GHOST BINGO in October 2021, and reopen its holiday classic, CHRISTMAS BINGO for the holiday season, both at the Greenhouse Theatre Center.
Tickets for all shows are $35.
Tickets are available online at: greenhousetheatrecenter.thundertix.com or by calling the box office at: 773-404-7336.
COVID precautions: The Greenhouse Theatre Center and Nuns4Fun will require all ticket buyers be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, or show a negative COVID test within the past 24 hours. Ticket buyers who prefer to wear masks may do so during the shows are welcome to do so. Tickets holders with any COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days at the time of the performance, should contact the Greenhouse Theatre for ticket exchange or refund options.
For more information, visit the Nuns4Fun website at www.nuns4fun.com