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Center for the Arts Presents Late Nite Catechism
Pepperdine University Center for the Arts will present the one-woman comedy Late Nite Catechism on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in Smothers Theatre on the Malibu campus.
Now in its 14th year, Late Nite Catechism offers humorous and interactive accounts of Catholic school traditions. Main character Sister treats the audience like “students” in her own Catholic schoolroom, rewarding them for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries, and sending naughty ones to sit in a corner onstage.
The award-winning Late Nite Catechism was created in 1993 by Maripat Donovan and Vicki Quade. Writer and actress Donovan, who originally played the role of Sister, was born and raised in Chicago and educated in Catholic schools. Donavan is the recipient of the Los Angeles Critics Award for Best Solo Performance and a nomination for Best Writing. She also received the New York Outer Critics Award under the category of Best Solo Performance.
Proceeds from Late Nite Catechism benefit retired religious sisters. When Social Security was implemented in the United States, the Catholic Church opted out for religious sisters. As a result, many convents have been forced to go on welfare. Donovan has raised over $2 million for this cause with Late Nite Catechism’s success.
Tickets for Late Nite Catechism, priced at $40 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at (213) 365-3500. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts Web site or www.funnynun.com.