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Length: 90 Minutes (There is NO intermission)

Genre: Comedy

Age Recommendation: 10 and up. Children under 10 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket.

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December 9-11, 2022

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From the co-creator of the smash hit Late Nite Catechism

Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night

Written and performed by Vicki Quade
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.

 

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.

 

In this interactive comedy, audience members play actual bingo (for real prizes) while also answering questions about Christmas traditions.


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

The Production Team

Vicki Quade is best known for co-creating the one-woman show, Late Nite Catechism, which opened in 1993 in Chicago and holds the record for the longest running religious comedy in the city’s history and the longest one-character comedy in OFF-Broadway history.

She has written and produced a lot of theater in Chicago, including comedies, bluegrass musicals, improv, and magic, including four other religious comedies: Put the Nuns in Charge! (a look at modern sins), Sunday School Cinema (a look at religion and Hollywood), Saints & Sinners (about church fundraising schemes) and her holiday show, Mother Superior’s Ho-Ho-Holy Night. Some of her other plays include Room for Advancement, Mr. Nanny, and Here Come the Famous Brothers.

She has started a line of bingo shows, including Bible Bingo, Christmas Bingo, Movie Bingo, Convent Bingo, and Saints & Sinners Bingo. In these shows, she brings to life new comedies about fundraising and bingo. The parish needs money and the Archdiocese has a new bingo department. Bring the two together and you have a night of bible trivia, audience interaction, and the funniest quiz about the Holy Family you’ve ever seen. Add to that a box of wacky prizes, fun bingo cards, and a lot of Catholic humor. In this interactive bingo show, we actually play bingo! And get the audience talking about everything from Adam & Eve to modern sins. You’ll be laughing so hard, you’ll have to be careful watching your bingo cards!

Occasionally Vicki also puts on the nun’s habit, regularly appearing in special performances for corporate events and private parties. She also appears as Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, her bingo character, around the country, including performances in Chicago, as well as in Kansas, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, and Wisconsin. She also appeared in the All the Women You Want comedy festival at Los Manos Gallery, delivered political rants in Verbatim Verboten at the Royal George Theatre, and appeared in a benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues at both the Apollo Theater, and at the Center on Halsted.

As a producer, she has produced her own shows, as well as shows for the mentalist Christopher Carter, the musical Forever Plaid, the improv comedy Cast on a Hot Tin Roof, and the political spoken word piece Verbatim Verboten.

She produced the U.S. premiere of Drapes by Australian playwright Stephen House, at Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago. A version of Verbatim Verboten, produced in conjunction with her production company, opened off-off-Broadway in 2009 at WorkShop Theater Company.

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