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Late Nite Catechism Oct 28 at Opera House

Late Nite Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales, appearing at the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m., is the latest class in the wildly popular, hysterically funny Catechism series. In this session, – and just in time for Halloween    we find out the Church’s take on all of the familiar tales of ghosts and goblins. Full of Sister’s signature class participation, you may get hands on experience in how to build a Catholic appropriate Halloween costume!

Late Nite Catechism made its debut at the Live Bait Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on May 28, 1993. Since then, it has been presented in over 410 cities around the world, has played six countries with over 3.5 million people in attendance. The show has raised over $4 million for retired Sisters and Catholic Organizations.

“The show appeals to Catholics and non-Catholics alike since ‘Sister’ clearly explains religious references in lighthearted ways while maintaining a serious tone that isn’t too preachy and far from being saccharine,” The Catholic Register (Toronto) said in its review. The New York Times in 1996 declared that “Late Nite Catechism speaks to an audience much broader than the membership of any one church.”

“This is the fourth time a Late Nite Catechism production will be performed at the McPherson Opera House,” Business Director Diane Fallis said. “These shows are hilarious. There’s a lot of improvisation that goes on as the actress reacts to the audience. These shows attract a big audience, so buy your tickets early.”

Tickets are $35, $30, $25, plus a $4 preservation fee, student tickets are $10, all inclusive, and can be purchased at, by calling (620) 241-1952, or by dropping by the box office at 219 S. Main.

The show is sponsored by Dan and Colleen Bruce, Industrial Electric Co., Farmers State Bank, and Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance.

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