Just when you thought you’d never have to face Sister again, she’s back—but not as your dreaded 1st grade teacher.* Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the series of Late Nite Catechism plays, is coming to Pasadena for her latest in the series: ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3. It’s settling into the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse for the month of March, until April 3rd. “Sister” Marypat, as the irreverent comic actress is known, has been traveling the world with her Late Nite Catechism plays since the first one premiered in 1993.
Although some Catholics, especially nuns, recoil at comic depictions of the sisterhood, there’s no doubting the good Donovan has done. Since the premiere of her first play, she has passed the hat at the end of each show to raise money to help retired religious sisters—and has raised more than $3 million for them.
‘Til Death Do Us Part
Runs March 3 – April 3
Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena
* Note: We were taught by Immaculate Heart nuns and adored them all. Forgive us, Sr. Virginia, for the joke.