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Theater Spotlight: City Theatre's 'Late Night Catechism'

| Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Kimberly Richards in one of her many performances as Sister in 'Late Night Catechism' at. City Theatre on Pittsburgh's South Side
Kimberly Richards in one of her many performances as Sister in 'Late Night Catechism' at. City Theatre on Pittsburgh's South Side

Kim Richards is back as the unflappable Sister from Sept. 7 to 24 at City Theatre on Pittsburgh's South Side. On Sept. 9, she'll mark her 800th show in the nun's habit.

Improv comedy and Catholic dogma collide in Sister's tough but loving classroom, where pupils (aka: the audience) get a refresher course on the finer points of faith and win prizes for their scholarship. The show was written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan.

Since 2005, City Theatre has presented seven plays in the Late Night Catechism series, and Richards has appeared in all but one.

Throughout the run, she will be collecting donations to support retired Catholic nuns at 17 local motherhouses. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $40.

Details: 412-431-2489 or

On stage

“A Masterpiece of Comic...Timing”: Through Sept. 16. Presented by Little Lake Theatre Company. $13.75-$21.75. 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg. 724-745-6300 or

“Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage”: Through Sept. 17. Presented by Pittsburgh CLO. $38.75-$54.75. Cabaret Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or

“A Streetcar Named Desire”: Sept. 7-10. Presented by Actors and Artists of Fayette County. $12. Geyer Performing Arts Center, 111 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. 724-887-0887 or

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