After a sold-out show earlier this year, Sister is back with a special interactive Christmas show, “The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the historic Milton Theater.
Sister said, “We know where the frankincense ended up and what was done with the myrrh. But the mystery remains: Who took the gold?
It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, as Sister takes on the puzzle that has puzzled historians through the ages. Telling the nativity story like only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is destined to become an annual classic. Using her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a group of spectators, Sister creates a living nativity scene with gifts galore and giggles.
Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan created a solo show called “Late Nite Catechism” in 1993. The show was based on the couple’s experiences growing up Catholic in Chicago as well as stories of parochial schools they heard from their families and friends. The show holds the record for the longest running religious comedy in Chicago history. Its success inspired Quade and Donovan to write sequels, including “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold”.
In 1997, Donovan learned that when Social Security was introduced, the Catholic Church opted for nuns. For this reason, the show began to organize a fundraiser for retired nuns. Over the past 11 years, the series and its sequels have raised and donated over $2 million to help nuns across America.
Tickets cost between $35 and $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.MiltonTheatre.com or call 302-684-3038.