Thursday, November 19, 2009
UPDATE: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin's interview of Kathleen Stefano, who plays "Sister." Austin Statesman of December 9
The Rollins Theatre at the Long Center hosts one of the five current stagings of this show booked by Entertainment Events, Incorporated (EEI) of New York City. Announcements don't yet identify the artist who will play "Sister." Other shows will be running in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Florida.
The description as posted on-line by EEI:
Sister's Christmas Catechism
By Maripat Donovan with Jane Morris and Marc Silvia
It's "Forensic Files goes to Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, by the author of Late Nite Catchism and Late Nite Catechism 2, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.")
Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister's Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.