SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold Arrives At The Ordway 11/18

"Sister's Christmas Catechism," the newest interactive holiday offering in the Twin Cities, arrives at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' McKnight Theatre on November 18 for 36 performances. This production, featuring a return engagement by the hilarious and uproarious Kimberly Richards, is sure to bring joy and laughter to your holiday season.

In this latest addition to the "Late Nite Catechsim" series, Sister employs techniques from her favorite TV show, "Forensic Files" to tackle the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the Magi's Gold. As she points out in her hilarious opening, "We know what happened to the myrrh and the frankincense - Mary used them as a sort of potpourri. They were in a barn after all. But who was the culprit who made off with the gold coins and left Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus in that lousy stable without any chance to upgrade to a suite?"

Forensic tools in hand, Sister creates a living nativity using audience members dressed in costume as the Holy Family, magi, shepherds, sheep, cattle...and of course, an ass. She then sets the stage for the crime by directing a choir of Twin Cities' youth in songs of the season that are sure to add even more clues to her investigation.

"We are ecstatic about luring Sister back to the Twin Cities," says Ordway's Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director, James Rocco. "There has been way too much gum chewing and tardiness in the theater. We all need this shot of adrenalin, especially at Xmas...I mean Christmas."

"Sister's Christmas Catechism," with hysterical audience interaction, holiday musical highlights, wacky prizes, non-stop laughs and the irrepressible, irresistible Sister, is bound to become a must-see holiday tradition for the whole family.

The Ordway celebrates its 25th anniversary season as one of the nation's leading not-for-profit performing arts centers and Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway's Main Hall and McKnight Theatre stages attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, jazz, dance, and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway's mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve over 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances.

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