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'Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold' being staged at Sheldon

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'Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold' being staged at Sheldon
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

From the creator of the international hit "Late Night Catechism" comes a new show for the holidays, "Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold." The comedy will be staged at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Sheldon Theatre.

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"She's back with a new lesson plan for her students," Sheldon spokesmen warn. "It's going to be one 'O ho-ho-holy night' as Sister tackles the question that's been puzzling historians through the ages: Whatever happened to the Magi's gold?"

Sister hunts under mangers and over camel humps in her relentless search through Bethlehem.

She asks, "We know where the myrrh went and how the frankincense was used, but who's the culprit who made off with the gold and left Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus in that lousy stable without any chance to upgrade to a suite?"

Always looking for that teaching moment, Sister gives the class in the theater a history lesson about the origins of Nativity sets and the lyrics of carols, and directs her own living Nativity as she tries to figure out what happened that night.

Creator Maripat Donovan combines religious history, contemporary humor and knuckle-rapping discipline to make "Christmas Catechism" appealing to even non-denominational audiences.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $17 for students. Call (651) 388-8700 or (800) 899-5759 or go online to www.sheldontheatre.org.

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