LATE NITE CATECHISM Comes to The Long Center, Now thru 3/23

LATE NITE CATECHISM Comes to The Long Center, Now thru 3/23

We hope you're ready Austin, because Sister is coming to Austin to teach you a thing or two! But don't worry, she should fit right in to the city's "weird" vibe with her glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards. Late Nite Catechism is this weekend, March 21-23 at The Long Center.

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.

Become a part of Sister's classroom in this uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back-sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully-to children they once were. The interactive comedy experience brings Sister into the crowd to reward good students with gifts, while abrupt moods swings cause Sister to scare the crowds.

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 audiences since it opened in 1993. Productions in Boston, Sydney and Melbourne recently ended after playing two years in each city. While in Austin, Sister will be available for private classes and fundraisers through Entertainment Events, Inc. at (877) FUNNY NUN.

Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center's 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

ABOUT THE LONG CENTER: The Long Center is Austin's Creative Home, built "by the community, for the community." The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories. Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, visit TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.

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