An original and international hit from Chicago, Late Nite Catechism celebrates its 29th anniversary in the city where it all began. A special anniversary performance will be held Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.
Chicago actress Rose Guccione will play the role of “Sister.” Prior to joining the Nuns4Fun family, Guccione spent 20 years at Lyric Opera and sang extensively in the Chicagoland area, Europe and South Africa. She is a faculty member at Dominican University and owns a singing telegram company called OperaGram.com.
A limited number of 29 tickets will be available throughout May at the original 1993 ticket price of $8. These tickets, valid for any Late Nite Catechism performance in May, are available directly from the Greenhouse box office or from ThunderTix using code LNC29. All other tickets are $35.
The role of Sister, the lovable and wise character in Late Nite Catechism, was created by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, both from the Catholic school system.
Since opening in 1993 at Chicago’s Live Bait Theater, Late Nite Catechism has seen three popes, three cardinals, four presidents, three Chicago mayors, at least a dozen Chicago-area theaters, 20 local actresses, and brought laughs more than 3.5 million spectators. members in over 410 cities, playing in six countries on four continents. Worldwide, the show has grossed over $100 million in box office revenue.
Additionally, the show has raised over $4 million for the pension funds of various orders of nuns. Currently, Nuns4Fun Entertainment raises funds for nuns in Poland and Ukraine, who administer aid for Ukrainian refugees.
Pictured: Rose Guccione and boxing nun puppets.