Jan. 5, 2009
Sister explains it all during 'Late Nite Catechism'
Northwest's Encore performing arts series begins the new year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, with "Late Nite Catechism."
Written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, "Late Nite Catechism" takes audiences on a nostalgic trip back to the days of Latin Mass through the words and actions of Sister, who doles out glow-in-the-dark rosaries, confiscates lipstick and provides her own comic take on Roman Catholic doctrine.
Those who attended Catholic schools as kids will find that the play takes them back to their youth, and Protestants will enjoy a fun-filled evening finding out what they missed. Thousands of playgoers nationwide have laughed themselves to tears during this interactive off-Broadway comedy classic.
All Encore events at Northwest begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Orchestra seats cost $22, and balcony seats cost $20. Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building. To make telephone purchases, call the center at 660.562.1212 (ext 1212 on campus).
Encore season tickets and discounts for groups of ten or more are also available. For details, call the Office of Campus activities at 660.562.1226 (ext. 1226 on campus).
Other upcoming Encore shows at Northwest scheduled for 2009 include:
- "The Souls of Our Feet," an evening of American tap featuring the Tapestry Dance Company (Tuesday, Feb. 3). Recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces program, this salute to the art of tap dancing produces plenty of fancy footwork and fascinatin' rhythm. If you think tap dancing hasn't changed since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were making talkies for RKO, you won't want to miss this hoofers' extravaganza.
- "Movin' Out," a musical by Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp (Monday, April 13). The Five-time Grammy-winning rocker and legendary director/choreographer have joined forces to create a spectacular new musical that "Time" magazine called "so soul-stirring and exhilarating, it practically bursts out of the theatre!" Winner of two 2003 Tony Awards, "Movin' Out" brings Joel's classic hits to life by telling the story of five life-long friends over two turbulent decades.
Valet parking returns this year as a service available to all Encore patrons. By making a free-will donation to Northwest's Alternative Spring Break program, patrons can have their cars parked across the street from the Performing Arts Center and returned to the main entrance after the show.
For more information, please contact:
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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