Stages Repertory Theater presents THE CATECHISM OF SISTERS SUMMER SCHOOL



Stages’ beloved “Sister” returns to the theater this summer! Performing in an episode of Late Nite Catechism never before seen by audiences in Houston, Denise fennel reprise her role as a sister in Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation! Over the years, audiences of all faiths and ideologies have appreciated Fennell’s humorous take on the Roman Catholic Church, which is neither petty nor satirical, but developed from deep affection. It is not uncommon to see a priest, nun, or church leader attending a late Sunday catechism performance.

Directed by Marc Silvia, Fennell creates a unique performance in each show due to his frequent improvisational interactions with the audience. “There is a script, there is a class, there is a program,” she said. “But at any time anything can happen. Every show is different.” Fennell is known to Stages audiences for her many appearances as a Sister, as well as her memorable roles in Shear Madness and The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Its unique camaraderie with the Stages audience has made Late Nite Catechism one of the most beloved and requested series in the history of the company.Originally written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, the Late Nite Catechism series debuted in 1993 at the Live Bait Theater in Chicago and has grown into one of the oldest shows in Chicago history. Since then, it has grossed over $ 100 million at the box office and has been shown in 410 cities around the world to over 3.5 million people. In addition, the 8 shows in the series raised more than $ 4 million for various retired sisters and Catholic organizations. sell out very quickly, some shows are already sold out. Performance hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Regular tickets start at $ 25 with Wednesday discounts. to Friday plus Saturday mornings for groups of 6 or more, or Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings for groups of 10 or more. To purchase, call the Stages Box Office at 713.527.0123 or book online at



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