Sister's Christmas Catechism

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

From the coauthor of Late Nite Catechism comes the holiday comedy Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold for a one-night-only performance at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

The Center calls the play “CSI: Bethlehem,” a holiday extravaganza. This comedy-mystery features “Sister,” a woman out to discover what happened to the Magi’s gold. “We know Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as sort of potpourri,” Sister says. “They were in a barn, after all.” Her search for the missing gold is laced with irreverent humor and—beware—audience participation. Sister retells the story of the Nativity scene as it has never been told.

Sister’s Christmas Catechism is a spinoff from Late Nite Catechism, which originated in Chicago in 1993 and was written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan. Variations and spinoffs of the show have been performed across the United States over the past 23 years. The upcoming performance at The Washington Center is part of the “Holiday at the Center” campaign, which includes a holiday quilt exhibition, sing-alongs and a choir concert.



What: Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

Where: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts,
512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

How much: $16-$45



Learn more: 360-753-8585 | Washington Center