November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
CHRISTMAS BINGO: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
Returns for 2015 Holiday Season at the Royal George
Two dates also at Leela Arts Center, Des Plaines
Kathleen Puls Andrade & Cheryl Roy join cast
Vicki Quade returns as our favorite bingo playing former nun in the holiday comedy, Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night, opening Nov. 27 at the Royal George Theater in Chicago for the 2015 holiday season. The production runs Nov. 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
There will also be two performances, Dec. 16-17, at 7:30 p.m. at the new Leela Arts Center, 620 Lee St., Des Plaines.
And this year, Kathleen Puls Andrade and Cheryl Roy will be joining the cast.
Andrade is a professional actor/voiceover/ improviser in Chicago. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and has several on-camera credits, plus numerous voiceovers for radio and television. In addition to teaching at Second City in Chicago, she has taught improv workshops for many others. She has also appeared in several other of Quade’s comedies at the Royal George and on tour.
Cheryl Roy appears regularly in Bible Bingo at the Royal George and on tour. She has worked with many theaters in Chicago, has been a Joseph Jefferson nominee for Best Actress, and is a graduate of the School of Steppenwolf.
Four actresses will share the role at the Royal George and tour dates during the holiday season. They are Vicki Quade, Kathleen Puls Andrade, Cheryl Roy, and Lisa Braatz, who has performed with Nuns4Fun since 2002.
Written by Vicki Quade, co-creator of the comedy, Late Nite Catechism, Christmas Bingo is the second installment in Quade’s bingo series, which also includes the long-running hit Bible Bingo. The show was selected as one of 10 holiday shows highlighted by Chris Jones, the Chicago Tribune’s theater critic.
In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible . . . and the funniest true and false quiz about St. Nick you’ll ever find. Add to that a box of wacky prizes, fun bingo cards, and a lot of Catholic humor.
In its review, The Chicago Reader recommended the show, saying, “Vicki Quade has made a career out of Catholic comedy (Late Nite Catechism, Bible Bingo), and she’s in top form here.”
Today’s Fan, an online review site, calls Christmas Bingo, “delightful.” “You will be engaged by the show’s uniquely interactive approach that involves a bingo game with real prizes. Its entertaining aspect comes from the hilarity that ensues as Quade tackles off-beat myths and outrageous facts about Christmas.”
Tickets are $30, with discounts for groups.
Show dates are: November 27 through January 3. Times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call the Royal George Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago. 312-988-9000.
For more information about the show, go to www.nuns4fun.com
IF YOU GO:
ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE
Performance Dates: November 27 through January 3, 2016.
Performance Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Location: Royal George Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago.
Run Time: This show is approximately 2 hours long, with one intermission.
Tickets: $30, group rates available.
To Purchase: 312-988-9000, or visit http://theroyalgeorgetheatre.com/
LEELA ARTS CENTER:
Tickets are $20 to $30, group rates available.
Go to http://leelaartscenter.com/ for a link to Brown Paper Tickets.