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'Late Nite Catechism' comes to St. Emily Feb. 2

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Steve Weiss

A Chicago original and international hit, "Late Nite Catechism" started in a Chicago storefront theater in 1993, and is still going strong. St. Emily School in Mt. Prospect will be hosting "Late Nite Catechism" on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets will be $25 each.

Call it Carol Burnett meets Whoopi Goldberg. This interactive comedy is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. Since its beginning, "Late Nite Catechism" has been performed in almost every major U.S. city, plus has done successful stints in Australia, England, Ireland, Canada, and Malaysia.

The New York Times calls it, "hilarious, well-written and inspired." Jeffrey Lyons from TV's Sneak Previews calls "Late Nite Catechism" "something to savor and of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town."

The role of Sister, the wise-cracking, lovable character, was created in 1993 by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, both products of the Catholic school system.

Among the many reviews written during its 19-year run, the New York Times called "Late Nite Catechism" "hilarious, well-written, and inspired," the Chicago Reader called it "gloriously funny," and the Catholic Explorer called it "a habit-forming hoot!"

The show at St. Emily will be fund-raiser to help the school. In addition, the show will help raise funds for the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Since the collections started, "Late Nite Catechism" and the Mother Superior shows have generated donations of at least $2 million, which has been sent to various orders of nuns.

For more information about the St. Emily show, please check out the school web site: . There you can find the ticket order form. Tickets can also be purchased at the school located at 1400 E. Central Rd. in Mount Prospect, 60056. Call with any questions 847-296-3490. You can find video at our You Tube channel at