Win Tickets ($91): Late Nite Catechism @ Winningstad Theatre | Interactive Off-Broadway Comedy Classic

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Late Nite Catechism @ Winningstad Theatre on January 29-31 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 3.

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From our sponsors at Portland’5:
Late Nite Catechism @ Winningstad TheatreLate Night Catechism
January 29-31, 2014
7:30 p.m. | $45.50 & $50.50
More info:

Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Broadway Dr, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of “students.” Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant “students” will be clamoring to get into this Sister’s class. Now in its 20th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K., and Australia.

“Hilarious!” applauds Fox TV News and the thousand who have laughed themselves to tears at the interactive off-Broadway comedy classic Late Nite Catechism.

As you step into the international hit comedy Late Nite Catechism by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, the checkered linoleum and habit-clad nun of a thought-forgot Catholic school day past rush back to greet you. The scene’s authenticity filled The Chicago Tribune with an “almost wistful nostalgia for the bygone days of Latin Mass.” Taking a place in the audience among fellow students, Catholics and non-Catholics alike become part of what is sure to be the most hilarious and enjoyable adult catechism class ever attended. “It speaks,” says The New York Times, “to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church,” making Late Nite Catechism and the laughter it never fails to elicit accessible to all.

The authoritarian whims of Sister steer the course of the evening as she doles out glow-in-the-dark rosaries at one moment, and confiscates lipsticks and candy at the next. “She is not,” however, notes The Daily News, “there to enforce discipline. She’s there to make people laugh, and laugh they do as she attempts to explain Catholic doctrine.” Late Nite Catechism engages audience members in a mock question and answer session that includes, relates The Villager, “a salty, down-to-earth guided tour of ‘Lives of the Saints.’” The Chicago Sun-Times, beguiled by the rollicking lesson, relates that audiences can’t help but “laugh at Sister when she comes in and miss her when she leaves.” The Bottom Line underscores the show’s hilarious momentum when they note that “Sister’s ability to improvise, answer her students’ questions, and at the same time keep her off-the-wall lesson moving makes the show a real hoot.”

Bridging the formerly-thought enormous gap between stand-up comedy and Catholic rhetoric, Late Nite Catechism enchants. Relates Newsday: “Sister offers a funny, sometimes sharply satiric, but always affectionate look at an old-fashioned religious.” Those who survived the torrents of a catechismic past will no doubt find themselves wishing their former days might have been as full of laughs and hilarity as Late Nite Catechism, but surely all will agree with The Los Angeles Times when they laud that “Sister’s lovingly rendered creation is inspired entertainment.” Late Nite Catechism, says The Explorer, “is the real thing – it is funny, witty, well-written and one of the most enjoyable evenings of theatre that you could hope to find.”

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43 Responses to Win Tickets ($91): Late Nite Catechism @ Winningstad Theatre | Interactive Off-Broadway Comedy Classic

  1. Paul Hirshfield October 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    I’d love to go as I really am picky about broadway shows!
    I’ve wanted to see this for quite some time now!

  2. Kathy Rankin October 18, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Because by January, my husband will be getting around from his heart valve surgery. He goes in for his surgery this coming thursday, October 23rd 2014. He will be missing out on Halloween, travel for the holidays and New Years. Because he will be seeing heart specialists, I expect that it wont be until at least January that he wont really feelup to doing much, like going out. So I thought, wow this is perfect. We need some good humour in our lives to put our minds at ease, have a good laugh and find that life is really something.

  3. Patrick Hyde October 18, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    This sounds like SOOO much fun!!!
    Would love to win tickets :-)

  4. Jesse Langdon October 18, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Would love to see this show!

  5. Bonnie Carter October 18, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    This would definitely be a trip down memory lane for me….I attended Catholic school for 10 years (from ’55 on) so I well remember the nuns. It would also make good fodder for my Notes on a Napkin in Positively Entertainment & Dining.
    Bonnie Carter, ed.

  6. Irina October 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    I have never attended an adult catechism class (or children’s) and I would like to attend the most hilarious class and check it out…

  7. Julie October 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Because my sisters and I feel such a kinship with our “sisters” that we dressed up as Sister Mary Martini, Sister Mary Margarita and Sister Bloody Mary–complete with appropriate jewelry garnish (onions, limes, olives) to surprise my brother for his 50th birthday. And did I mention the false eyelashes and cigars and real cocktails? We might convinced to resurrect our bad habits for this performance.

  8. Stephanie October 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    I’ve never been to a play before

  9. Didi October 20, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    went to Tony & Tina Wedding 4 times. Angry Housewifes 8 or 9 times. I love interactive thearter. Shall I come dressed as a nun? I promiss to bring my bad habit….

  10. MK October 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    i could use a laugh!

  11. Linda S October 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    i have just the friend who would enjoy this event with me this if I would win.

  12. jack salt October 21, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    this looks like a lot of fun!

  13. Ry October 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    I need my soul saved..

  14. Ditty Nicolaides October 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Oh please, oh please, oh please, this Catholic school girl from the 50s NEEDS to see this!

  15. jessica October 23, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    sounds super fun.

  16. jessica October 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    would love to win!

  17. Maura October 23, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    Well… I see I am in some serious competition with those sharing that unique experience of having been in Catholic school.
    My own story?
    9 years Catholic girls school (much of it boarding) at the youngest satellite school (Ramona Convent) of the Sisters of the Holy Names (think Marylhurst). Ramona just celebrated it’s 125th year. This was also the 40th year of my graduating class and not even a week ago a group of us spanning the alumni years ’42 – ’81 were celebrating heartily down at the Marylhurst campus.
    Some excellent stories were told, believe you me! Once Catholic, there is always a trace of Catholic remaining be you a nun, a Buddhist, or pagan. It’s part of my life I look back on with great amazement & amusement and, yes, gratitude.

    Despite the good sisters best efforts, I am currently seriously over-educated but woefully underemployed (though always looking in case you’ve any leads). Unless my ship comes in sooner than later (hope springs eternal), I would never be able to attend this performance left to my own devices. Perhaps you might consider this an opportunity to shave some time off in purgatory with a generous act?
    Bless you!
    : -)

  18. April October 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    I have heard WONDERFUL things about this play and it would be awesome to get a chance to see it!

  19. Sean October 24, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    In first grade, early morning catechism was brutal. Now, after 35 years, it’s time to redeem that experience!

  20. Donna October 24, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful night of entertainment!

  21. Ron T October 24, 2014 at 2:56 am #

    Noting that this event date suggests January 29-31 of “2014” takes me backwards.
    My birthday is the 30th and I’d love to see the sister. please, pick me.

  22. Diane Dennis October 24, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Crazy, interactive! I could do that. Count me in.

  23. Andrea October 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Sounds hilarious, count me in!

  24. Genie October 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Sounds like the perfect event for starting the new year.

  25. Terri October 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    OMG we did something like this when i took theater, nunsense, those catholic parodies are just too funny. Please pick me

  26. jessica October 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    would LOVE to go!

  27. Jennifer kerns October 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Looks awesome and fun!!!

  28. Marlene October 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    This will be a trip down memory lane.

  29. Kaila Cameli October 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Love this humor. Hilarious.

  30. Steve October 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    This is my kinda of show. Let’s go.

  31. Marco October 30, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    This will supply the humor I missed over 12 years of parochial school catechism.

  32. Dave G. October 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    I needs to get me some ole time religion, before it’s to late! And you folks can help me!

  33. Wendy October 30, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    School me! And I love to laugh.

  34. Erin V October 31, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    My boyfriend and I would LOVE to see this. We’re all about parodies, humor and he grew up Catholic. :)

  35. Toby November 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Looks pretty funny! I grew up Catholic and would like to go and take a few friends.

  36. Jamie November 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    I didn’t grow up terrifically religious, but I know many who did. This would be such an enjoyable way to gain a little insight!

  37. Anne November 24, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Because my BF is a lapsed Catholic and I take him to silent Quaker Meeting/Buddhist meditation and even mass, which he despises but does for me. HELP! Give me tickets so he sees I am not totally fuddy-duddy on religious matters.

  38. Mama Lena December 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    It’s about time they started having Catechism at night. I always had to go Sunday mornings.

  39. Leila` January 8, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    I would so love this!!

  40. Jessica January 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    Those nuns look hilarious. I would love to see this show. Please pick me!!!

  41. JohnE January 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    Sister Mary David. She played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers when not taking a ruler to my knuckles or a stick to my behind. That’s why I deserve these free tickets, to make up for the switching! (St. Boniface I think was patron saint of switching.) Only night I could go is tonight, however …

  42. Frederique Lavios January 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    Love comedy! Would love to attend <3. Thank you!

  43. David January 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    I would love a walk down memory lane, revisiting my days of catechism – as long as Sister doesn’t have one of those 12″ rulers in her hand. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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