Archive | December 29, 2021


Trade in Gifts You Don’t Want for Tickets You Do!

Re-gift something in January, get a $15 ticket!

Bible Bingo & Late Nite Catechism

Did you get a present you don’t want? Don’t return it, re-gift it!

Trade that unwanted item for a $15 ticket to either the hit comedy, Bible Bingo or to Late Nite Catechism, both returning to their full schedules in January 2022 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, starting January 7.

As part of their annual campaign to help nuns, Vicki Quade and Nuns4Fun Entertainment are once again trading tickets for presents.

Don’t want that cranberry scented candle? Re-gift it!

The diet book your sister gave you? Re-gift it!

The space alien socks you don’t like? Yep, re-gift that, too!

For the entire month of January, bring in a holiday gift that someone was sure you wanted, but would make a perfectly good item to re-gift. Items collected will be donated to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate St. Mary’s Home at 2325 N. Lakewood, Chicago.

COVID precautions are in place at the theater. Everybody entering the Greenhouse must show proof of vaccination. Masks are required indoors. The theater is regularly cleaned and sanitized, and has also installed an updated air filtration system for increased air flow, with HEPA13 filters.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Greenhouse box office at 773-404-7336, or go online to:

Use the code REGIFT for your $15 ticket.

Bring your item to the theater at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.

Late Nite Catechism, written by Vicki Quade & Maripat Donovan, is an international hit comedy now in its 29th year, featuring “Sister” teaching her own style of catechism to her class, that’s you, the audience members. The Chicago Reader calls it, “Gloriously funny!”

Reopening for 2022, Bible Bingo is a comedy written by Vicki Quade about the Catholic culture of fundraising and bingo, featuring the character, Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun who now heads a fictitious archdiocese fundraising department. It’s now in its 12th year.

“Bible Bingo is a really good show,” says Theatre by Numbers. “A number of people get together to have some munchies and drinks. They play a few rounds of Bingo while they laugh, sing, chat, and goof around. It is a beautiful thing.”

Go ahead…. resurrect your social life in this guaranteed night of divine entertainment!
More fun than Sodom and Gomorrah!!
So much fun, you’ll have to confess it!!!

Bible Bingo will return to its open run, on January 7, 2022.
Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Late Nite Catechism returns to its regular schedule at 5 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, starting January 8, 2022.

Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $35. Group discounts are available. For ticket info, call the box office at 773-404-7336.

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 MEANWHILE: Here’s a great gift idea!

For years, Chicagoan Vicki Quade has been telling stories as a journalist, playwright, theater producer, and performer. So it’s not surprising she has a way of connecting with quirky characters during mundane, everyday occurrences.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A CHICAGO KIND is a compilation of those stories, examining the lives that brush past her on city streets, in banks, at the grocery store or in restaurants. With a sharp wit and empathetic skill, Quade colorfully recreates brief scenarios that range from the comic to the bizarre to the dangerous – and all are unique to the spirit of the Windy City.

“Vicki Quade is a Chicago treasure with an abiding curiosity about the world around her, and sprinkled among these fly-on-the-wall stories are some valuable tips on things to see and experiences to have in our great city.” — Will Clinger, Producer and Host of WILD TRAVELS, a TV show that airs nationally on PBS.

“Anyone who loves or wants to know Chicago will enjoy Vicki’s keen humor and vivid memories. They invite us to find new ways to live and laugh, especially during this pandemic isolation. Maybe it will encourage some to write their own memories of human encounters!”

— Sister Patricia Crowley, O.S.B., Benedictine Sisters of Chicago