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Reopens at Greenhouse Theater Center for the 2021 holiday season

Did Santa babysit the baby Jesus? Why were the Three Wise Men so lost? Do you know what the holiday classic Silent Night first sounded like? The answers to these and other humorous questions are answered in the hit holiday comedy CHRISTMAS BINGO: IT’S A HO-HO-HOLY NIGHT.

Written by Vicki Quade, one of the creators of the hit comedy Late Nite Catechism, CHRISTMAS BINGO brings together two of the best things about being Catholic: Christmas and Bingo. The show features the character of Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun and current bingo caller.

The comedy has been a fixture in Chicago since 2012, and now reopens on November 26 for six weeks during the 2021 holiday season. All shows will be at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. There will be no performances on Christmas day.

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 a clever re-creation of the Annunciation, complete with audience members in angel wings and halos.
 
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.”

Quade will be sharing the role of Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien with the talented Chicago actresses Nancy Greco and Kathleen Puls Andrade.

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.”
 
CHRISTMAS BINGO will run for six weeks only throughout the holiday season, starting Friday, November 28, through Sunday, January 2, 2022. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

LATE NITE CATECHISM remains on the schedule at 5 p.m. Saturdays.

All performances are at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.

Ticket prices are $35, group rates available. For tickets, call the box office at 773-404-7336.

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!!!

COVID precautions: The Greenhouse Theater Center and Nuns4Fun will require that all ticket buyers be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, or show a negative COVID test within the past 24 hours. Per the Chicago mandate, masks are required within the building. Ticketholders with any COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days at the time of our performance, should contact the Greenhouse for ticket exchange and refund options.

For more information, visit the Nuns4Fun website at www.nuns4fun.com

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