Late Nite Catechism at Florida Rep ArtStage

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Florida Repertory Theatre will present Late Nite Catechism, an interactive comedy by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, in the ArtStage Studio Theatre June 19 through July 7.
Catechism classes have never been as much fun – or as hilarious – as when they are led by Sister in the international hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism. This uproarious piece of theatre takes audience members back – sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully – to the children they once were.
The irrepressible Sister (played by actress, Denise Fennell) teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of students (the audience). As the play unfolds, Sister goes from a benevolent instructor, rewarding the students for correct answers, to an authoritative drill sergeant. These attitude shifts are bound to strike a resonant chord with anyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.


The New York Times declared, “Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church.” The Catholic Register (Toronto) says, “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.”
Late Nite Catechism is produced by Entertainment Events, Inc. and has played in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, St. Louis, and other cities around the United States. It has also played in Canada and Australia.
Florida Rep’s production stars Denise (Marie Christina) Fennell who is known for her comedic improvisations as Sister in addition to her one-woman show The Bride.
Evening performances are offered at Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances are offered at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Florida Rep’s parking lot opens 2 hours before each performance and offers guests free parking across the street from the Theatre entrance. For information or tickets call 239-332-4488 or visit FloridaRep.org.

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