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Who’s in Heaven or Hell?
Find out in the new comedy:
Saints & Sinners Bingo!
Streaming Six Weeks Only!

 

Vicki Quade, co-creator of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, brings to life a new comedy, SAINTS & SINNERS BINGO, the latest in her new series of streaming bingo comedies.

Tickets are $20 and performances will be aired for six weeks, January 14 through February 21. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

This marks the first professional performance of SAINTS & SINNERS BINGO, filmed in Chicago. Quade initially wrote the show to be used for fundraising and was invited to perform it in 2016 for a major fundraiser for the Academy of Our Lady of Guam.

In reviewing the show, KUAM News in Guam called it, “A side-splitting comedy romp.”

SAINTS & SINNERS BINGO features the character of Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun and current bingo caller.
This performance features Chicago actress Kathleen Puls Andrade. It was recorded in 2020 at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago as part of the Nuns4Fun series called “From the Archives.”

The premise is simple. The economy is down, donations have dried up, and someone has to save the parish! So the Archdiocese sends over Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun and the head of the new bingo fundraising department. Her clever idea: a calendar of famous saints and notorious sinners.

To access tickets:

Go to: nuns4fun-entertainment.ticketleap.com/saints-sinners-bingo.

You’ll be directed to a link on Vimeo with a special password to view the performance.

A portion of every ticket sold will go to help fund the retirement needs of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago.

You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy these shows. But it pays to love bingo!
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!!!

   Here’s an fun things to do in the new year.

Feel like reading a fun book?

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.

“Vicki Quade’s new book reminds me of Martin Buber’s quote which was always a favorite of mine: All real living is meeting. 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

 

Here’s the link for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A CHICAGO KIND:

https://eckhartzpress.com/shop/close-encounters-of-a-chicago-kind/

Here’s how it works:

Click the link to purchase your book.

Remember, this would make a great Christmas present!

That’s it!