Equal parts catechism class and stand-up routine, this interactive comedy returns to NYC after its world tour.
'Late Nite Catechism' 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.” Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the audience 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 anyone who survived the ups and downs of going to Sunday school.
“Fennell is adroit at using the audience itself to create humor…The tone is invariably good-natured, and it's clear from the get-go that the audience has taken to Sister... Fennell has a quick wit…You don't have to be Catholic, or even religious, to savor the humor...Fennell is the kind of nun you wish had taught you, and her command of humor and amusing irreverence creates a lighthearted, fun-filled event, certain to melt the iciest heart."