Sunday School Cinema with Mother Superior from Late Nite Catechism
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The last date listed for Sunday School Cinema was Sunday May 29, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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From uproarious comedies like The Odd Couple to hard-hitting dramas like The China Syndrome, Jack Lemmon was one of the most versatile actors of his generation. Now, his distinctive voice returns to the stage as son Chris Lemmon portrays his father in a new solo show exploring his unlikely journey from Newton, Mass. to becoming the first actor ever to win the Oscar for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Trained in classical piano, Chris Lemmon's music-filled performance is a celebration of one of Hollywood's greatest legends, and an exploration of a fascinating relationship between father and son. The show is written and directed by Hershey Felder, whose one man productions -- including George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and last season's smash hit Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane -- have played to great acclaim worldwide. Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
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Sunday School Cinema was great. Haven't laughed out loud like that in a long time. Very entertaining. Everyone there enjoyed themselves. Great venue and location. Lots of memories of my Catholic upbringing. But you don't have to be Catholic to enjoy it... Will problably go back with some other friends and family to see it again. If you are looking for some laughter in today's woes, this will lift your spirits and bring you back to a simpler time in your childhood.
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
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.