Review: Put the Nuns in Charge! (Nuns4Fun Entertainment)

| June 20, 2017

Kathleen Puls Andrade stars in Put the Nuns in Charge, Nuns4Fun at Royal George Theatre            
        

   

Put the Nuns in Charge!

Written & Produced by Vicki Quade  
Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted (map)
thru July 16  |  tix: $30  |  more info
       
Check for half-price tickets   
     


    
  

In today’s ‘anything goes’ atmosphere,
“Nuns” is a hilarious tap on the breaks

  

Lisa Braatz stars in Put the Nuns in Charge, Nuns4Fun, Royal George Theatre

    
Nuns4Fun Entertainment presents
    
Put the Nuns in Charge!

Review by Johanna Dalton

Whether you were raised Catholic or not, we can all relate to the ruler-toting, sharp-eyed Mother Superior who, here, leads the audience in a marvelous one-woman recreation of lessons in the seven deadly sins of bad behavior. Set in this happily flexible structure, Mother Superior works the room, engaging the audience artfully using props, such as modesty signs to cover up a low-cut top and glowing rosaries awarded to those dutifully compliant with the Golden Rule. The play is staged in an intimate setting conducive to Kathleen Puls Andrade stars in Put the Nuns in Charge, Nuns4Fun at Royal George Theatre“class” participation, with a simple desk, lectern and chalk board arranged on a small stage. And the audience is drawn in, sometimes with a little discomfort but for the most part adding their own clever and surprising contributions to the fun.

Vicki Quade has created a genre of her own under the banner of Nuns4Fun Entertainment that seems to never get old. The immensely popular Late Night Catechism spawned four other nun comedies, including Put the Nuns in Charge!, as well as the series of Bible Bingos. The whole show rests on the stand up performance of Mother Superior, played at my viewing by Kathleen Puls Andrade (with Lisa Braatz on alternating performances), who is marvelously equal to the task.

Put the Nuns in Charge! is an immensely good-natured romp through the foibles of Catholicism and stereotypes in general, with a twist of nostalgia for the civility of days gone by. A sure-fire evening complete with belly laughs that will lift your spirits!

  
Rating: ★★★
  

Put the Nuns in Charge! continues through July 16th at Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted (map), with performances Fridays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm.  Tickets are $30, and are available by phone (312-988-9000) or online through Ticketmaster.com (check for availability of $16 tickets). More information at PutTheNunsInCharge.com(Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, includes a 15-minute intermission)


  

artists

cast

Kathleen Puls Andrade, Lisa Braatz (Mother Superior)

behind the scenes

Vicki Quade (playwright, producer), Elizabeth Dean, Amanda Link, Ashley Daun Scott Flores-Deter, Rebecca Ross, Dong Huynh (stage managers)

Lisa Braatz stars in Put the Nuns in Charge, Nuns4Fun at Royal George Theatre

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Category: 2017 Reviews, Comedy, Extensions-Remounts, Johanna Dalton, Nuns4Fun, One-Man Show, Royal George Theatre, Video, YouTube

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