Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Late Nite Catechism 3: 'Til Death Do Us Part at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. For $22, you get one ticket for balcony seating on Saturday, September 8, at 8 p.m. (up to a $42 value).
’Til Death Do Us Part, the third installment of the interactive comedy series Late Night Catechism, brings back the charismatic and hysterical Catholic nun known only as "Sister" to school audiences—whom she refers to as her students—in the dos and don'ts of holy matrimony and the sacrament of last rites. In this participatory theater piece, Sister switches between delivering cynical, tongue-in-cheek lectures on everything from current events to Martian baptism and interrogating couples in the audience about the health of their relationships.
The building that now houses The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts received its first architectural facelift in 1925 at the tender age of 21, when it was fitted with vividly painted plasterwork, marbleized columns, and mirrored walls. The renovated edifice served as a movie theater and then a creepy, abandoned building before two local businessmen tackled the project of making over the theater yet again in 2002. Though the project is ongoing, the auditorium today boasts a majestic, light-flushed performance hall; a long and extravagantly carpeted lobby; and a turquoise-skirted chandelier powered by thousands of commissioned fireflies. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
The 2,300-seat Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts—which was built in 1904—underwent a massive renovation in 2002, restoring historic details and adding modern amenities. With seats in the upper balcony, guests enjoy vistas of the theater's elegant chandelier, gilt-etched walls, and ornate fourth wall.