Theater, Comedy

Sister's Christmas Catechism

When: Tue., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Improv meets Sunday school in the wacky realm of Late Night Catechism, a theatrical endeavor that’s been dragging theater-goers back to the days of “Latin mass, meatless Fridays ... and that good-old ruler across the knuckles” since the early ’90s. The brainchild of collaborators Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, the long-running show remains a Chicago institution that routinely inspires spirited audience participation and irreverent offshoots such as Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. The follow-up to Donovan’s Las Vegas-themed spinoff Sister Rolls the Dice (which graced the Tobin stage last February), the holiday comedy turns Sister’s notoriously strict classroom into a “CSI: Bethlehem-style forensic investigation” that employs the recreation of a living nativity scene to help determine “who took the gold” wise man Melchior brought to the baby Jesus.

Price: $34.50