Venue Details

320 Star Starred
Royal George Theatre
Across the street from Steppenwolf Theatre 1641 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000
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Member Tips

Casual
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Valet and Self park directly in front of theater
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Plenty of snacks and beverages
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Great Venue
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
jules225
Bar at the venue, also plenty of great restaurants/taverns within walking distance.
info Feb 15 2010 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 22 2009

good clean fun. It is interactive, so be prepared. It was nice to go to a show where laughing out loud was common.

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2 stars
attended Feb 14 2010

Even with a small audience, the show was excellent, great audience interaction. You truly felt you were in a classroom. Very fun no matter your religious background. Be prepared to laugh (and in some cases, be laughed at)!

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20 reviews
53 stars
attended Jan 16 2011

It was a pleasant edition to the Sunday Entertainment...

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More Information

Website

http://www.sundayschoolcinema.com

Quotes & Highlights

“Hilarious.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Stern but saucy… feather-light entertainment.” —Chicago Tribune
“Delightfully funny. Fun for the whole family and especially for movie buffs.” —Pioneer Press

Description

Vicki Quade, the creator and co-author of the overwhelming success, Late Nite Catechism, is pleased to announce the third comedy in her “Nun” series: Sunday School Cinema.

In this comedy, Mother Superior takes over. She’s been reviewing movies for the archdiocese under the name Sister Cinematica, and gives her own version of thumbs up and thumbs down, using her all-present ruler. Says Quade_, “Sunday School Cinema_ is topical and changes weekly as Mother Superior discusses current movies, and challenges them according to her unyielding ‘10 Commandments’ rule, as well as by own special view of the world.”

In 1993, Vicki Quade brought to life an idea that Chicago actress Maripat Donovan wanted to perform. Donovan was fascinated with the lives of the saints and wanted to do a standup comedy routine. She approached Quade to write a short skit for her. Instead, Quade developed the idea and expanded it into the comedy wonder, Late Nite Catechism, now starting its 17th year in Chicago, and a national and international hit, with productions over the years in more than 150 cities.

           

In 2005, Quade created the hit comedy, Put the Nuns in Charge! now entering its 5th  year at the Royal George Theatre, with performances in several other cities. Where Late Nite Catechism creates a nostalgic look at Catholic upbringing, through the character of Sister, Put the Nuns in Charge! features Mother Superior looking at modern sins.

As with the other “Nun” comedies, Sunday School Cinema will be used to help schools and churches do needed fundraising. “Schools and parishes throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin have enjoyed Late Nite Catechism and Put the Nuns in Charge! as an easy way of raising much-needed money to balance their budgets,” says Quade.

In addition, the new show will continue the existing collection campaign to raise retirement funds for Sisters. Through her comedies, Quade has helped raise more than $2 million in donations and “every penny gets donated to various orders of nuns nationwide,” she notes.

For her work raising awareness of the plight of retired Sisters, Vicki Quade received the Spirit of Benedict Award in 2003 from the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, and, in 2005, she was given a Partners in Mission Award by the Sisters of the Living Word in Arlington Heights.