World Premiere of the new comedy, “Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues” One Night Only, Feb. 22nd at Athenaeum Theatre


Changing Habits logo resizedFrom the co-creator of the international smash hit Late Nite Catechism, comes the new play, Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues, a look at the influence and future of Catholic nuns and the impact they had on millions of Americans.

The Chicago Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women is proud to present the world premiere of Vicki Quade’s newest comedy Changing Habits, at the Athenaeum Theatre, on February 16th at 8:00 PM. Her newest play brings back to comedic life the golden days of a Catholic education, while at the same time looks forward to the future and what legacy nuns hope to leave for the world.

Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues is a play of monologues about growing up Catholic, being Catholic, learning from nuns, stories and confessions from actual nuns. It’s humorous and bittersweet, nostalgic and current, taking a sweeping look at the culture of nuns in our society.

Three actors onstage inhabit the characters in the various vignettes.  Performing at the world premiere will be Steve Hickson, a Chicago theater fixture and comedic actor; Lisa Braatz, who has appeared in Late Nite Catechism and Quade’s other sequels; and Vicki Quade herself.

Quade conducted hundreds of interviews, and included some material from 2006 humor book, Don’t Chew Jesus: A Collection of Memorable Nun Stories, by Danielle Schaaf and Michael Prendergast.

Vicki Quade’s comedies have been used for fundraisers by schools and parishes throughout the country. In addition, the comedies have been used to raise much needed retirement funds for orders of nuns throughout the country, something Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues will also continue to do.  Through her comedies, Quade has helped raise more than $2 million for nuns nationwide. The authors of Don’t Chew Jesus!, the book, have also designated a portion of their book proceeds for S.O.A.R. (Support Our Aging Religious) a national non-profit organization serving retired religious.

One night only, February 16th at 8 PM, at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, IL, tickets for the performance are $42- $62.  To purchase tickets call the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office at 773 935 6875.

For more information about the play, Changing Habits: The Nun Monologues check out the website at:www.changinghabits.biz  call 773-388-0730, or email: [email protected].