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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Jan. 18 2014

This latest variation on Vicki Quade's long-running Late Nite Catechism is an occasionally amusing one-woman show in which a genially overbearing Mother Superior talks about the lives of various saints (Valentine, Patrick, Rose of Lima) and sinners (Judas, Pontius Pilate, sinner-turned-saint Augustine) and takes questions. The premise is that the audience is a fund-raising committee for a parish so financially strapped that--says Mother Superior, in a line that exemplifies the show's good-natured but not very clever humor--"we're down to six deadly sins." Viewers steeped in Catholic-school tradition may enjoy bantering with the bossy nun (played alternately by Quade's cowriters Lisa Buscani and Elaine Carlson), and the environmental set--a musty classroom adorned with out-of-date maps, portraits of President Kennedy and Pope Benedict XVI, student artwork, and a penmanship guide--is a treat. --Albert Williams

Price: $30

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