Theatre In Chicago      
Your Source For What's On Stage In Chicago 

   Quick Search
Search by date:

  Late Nite Catechism Reviews
Late Nite Catechism
Royal George Theatre

  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...A bona fide born-in-Chicago international hit, this simultaneously nostalgic and satirical comedy by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan concerns a nun instructing her students—that's you—on the dos and don'ts of dogma."

Jack Helbig

Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

"...Encapsulated in this cheerfully acerbic reply is the reason that Late Nite Catechism has run continuously for 17 years in countless cities. The duty of any religion is to address its own time, and even if (like me) you're not Catholic, as long as you can remember not to sit with legs crossed or shout out your answers during quizzes—"We are not Baptists!" admonishes Sister—this smart, but never hostile, little show offers a diversity of humorously incisive observations to take home with you."

Mary Shen Barnidge

NewCity Chicago- Highly Recommended

"...Between teaching hilarious new prayers (“Hail Mary, full of Grace, help me find a parking space”), reminiscing about Catholic school, and raising funds for sisters in need, it’s not hard to see why the show is such a success."
Read Full Review

Mary Kroeck

Picture This Post- Recommended

"...Climbing the industrial strength stairs (an elevator is available) to the third floor of the Royal George Theater, walking down the long corridor illuminated with religious paraphernalia and show reviews-all prepare you to enter the classroom of "Sister" Mary Zentmyer, complete with the cursive alphabet wall border, chalk boards, old wooden three-drawer desk, lectern, and junior chair. Religious music sets the mood of nostalgia, whether for Gregorian chant or the remains of a hootenanny mass. Welcome to LATE NITE CATECHISM."
Read Full Review

Ann Boland