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: Las Vegas at the Ruth A. Knoll Theater in the Schauer Arts & Activities Center in Hartford. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for seating in the wing, balcony, or mezzanine sections (up to a $38.75 value, including all fees).
- For $21, you get one ticket for seating in the main or stadium sections (up to a $42.75 value, including all fees).<p>
Then choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.<p>
In the latest incarnation of the long-running comedy series Late Nite Catechism, “Sister” transforms Ruth A. Knoll Theater into a Las Vegas classroom, where she teaches the dos and don’ts (mostly the don’ts) of navigating Sin City. In this interactive experience, the audience plays Sister’s students, and anyone attending does so at risk of her hilarious but decidedly pointed wit, particularly if they chew gum, dare to whisper to their neighbor, or knowingly start a cootie epidemic. The no-nonsense nun––armed with her extensive experience running the church bingo league––uses her class to raise funds for repairs to the church roof and to arm her students against the soul-tempting city, ranting about such dangers as blackjack, stage magic, and drive-thru wedding chapels. Like all of the Late Nite Catechism productions since 1993, the Vegas version walks a fine line between cynical satire and loving devotion and always keeps audience members on their toes, even as Ruth A. Knoll Theater’s hardwood accents and purple accents set minds at ease.