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Saturday, 20 November, 2010 10:45 PM
'Sister's Christmas Catechism' is a big hit at the Century Theatre
DETROIT -- The Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold is playing at the Century Theatre in downtown Detroit from November 17 through December 31, 2010.
Sister (Mary Zentmyer) returns on the success of Late Night Catechism, but in the Christmas version. The set is of a parochial school classroom as the nun walks into class and insists that the audience stands to greet her with "Good morning, Sister." She treats the audience as her students. Students raise their hand to be called on and gets punishments for giving wrong answers or, for example, chewing gum in class.
The nun runs the classroom with a firm hand expecting obedience and proper manners while rewarding them with little Catholic trinkets when students answer questions correctly.
She reads the story of Mary and the birth of Jesus and quizzes the class on their knowledge.
she reads the story, she chooses audience members to participate
in a live nativity scene on stage. She dresses them in improvised
costumes as the
There was also a small choir singing christmas songs to enhance the Christmas spirit.
show lasted two hours including a 15-minute break in between.
I thought that this show was the funniest show i had ever seen.
Everyone laughed from
Tickets run from $27.50 to $32.50 at the Gem Theatre box office or Ticketmaster.com.
OVERALL RATING: A+
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The Century Theatre is located inside The Gem at 333 Madison St. in downtown Detroit.
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