july, 2022

31jul1:00 pm2:00 pmLate Nite Catechism Hoogland Center for the Arts1:00 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

Event Details

Late Nite Catechism will be coming to the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. The show is sponsored by Springfield Clinic.
Late Nite Catechism is an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back – sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully – to the children they once were. The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience).
Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school, with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.
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 in 1996 declared “Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church.”
The popular Chicago actress Mary Zentmyer will be playing Sister when the show returns to the Hoogland!
Tickets are $30 (adults), $28 (seniors over 60); and $26 (students). Call 523-2787 or go to www.hcfta.org for more information. 
Late Nite Catechism is being presented in memory of Kate Rossi. Kate was a longtime member of the Springfield Theatre Community, supporter of the Hoogland, and devout Catholic. Kate was also a huge fan of this show. The proceeds collected by Sister at the end of the performance will be split between Sister Kevin, the former principal of Ursuline Academy, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois in honor of Kate.
The Hoogland is located at 420 South Sixth Street in Springfield.
Springfield Clinic: https://www.springfieldclinic.com 



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