Who knew spending Halloween with a nun would be so fun?
The newest incarnation of the "Late Nite Catechism" series will come to the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main St., at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.
The show, "Sister's Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales," is consisted of interactive comedy — part catechism class and part stand-up routine. This is the McPherson Opera House' fourth Late Nite Catechism's production, but this specific show is new to the area.
"The audience members are part of Sister's class. She takes you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays and reminds you about that good old rule across the knuckles," said Diane Fallis, business director of the McPherson Opera House.
The series of comedic solo productions has been around since 1993 and has become one of the longest running shows in Chicago, Illinois and U.S. theatre history. One actress portrays Sister on stage and the audience takes on the roles of her students. The show is guaranteed to make you laugh, regardless of religious background.
In this new production, the guests will learn the church's outlook on familiar tales of ghosts and goblins and will experience hands-on interaction with how Catholics make an appropriate Halloween costume.
The "Late Nite Catechism" series consists of eight different touring productions. The material in each show is different at each location, including a specific theme and interactions the audience has during the show.
"This keeps the audience coming back for an entirely new experience," Fallis said.
Proceeds from the event go toward the Sisters and Catholic Organization to assist in the needs of retired nuns.
"The actresses encourage everyone in the audience to donate. As of December 2016, the Late Night Catechism franchise had collected millions of dollars for retired Sisters," she said.
Tickets are $25, $30 and $35, plus a $4 preservation fee. However, there is a discount for groups of 10 or more. Student tickets are $10 and include the preservation fee.
Purchase tickets online at http://mcphersonoperahouse.org, call 620-241-1952 or visit the box office located at 219 S. Main St.
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