SISTER IS BACK!
Late Nite Catechism Brings The Laughs To Walton Arts Center For A Limited 5-Show Run!
Sister returns to NWA and takes audience members back—sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully —to the children they once were.
The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience). Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm—Catholic or not!
Walton Arts Center's performances of Late Nite Catechism will feature "Sister" Barbara Manning.
She proudly wrote, directed and performed for Oprah Winfrey’s "Stars of Tomorrow", starred in Taos: The Movie which was chosen as the official film of New Mexico and narrated the critically acclaimed documentary short film A Trip To Nowhere, which exposed the extermination of Polish citizens during WWII.
"Sister Manning" has been honored by The Sisters of The Holy Names with the prestigious "Blessed Mother Marie Rose Award" and by Seattle's "Women In Film for Lifetime Achievement." She studied with the incomparable Uta Hagen in New York. Her credits include film, commercials, industrials, soaps and television. As well as national tours, Off-Broadway, regional theater, cabaret and even headliner on cruise ships. She has produced and directed plays and musicals, including her critically acclaimed revue, Women In Tune in NYC, L.A. and San Francisco.
She is most proud of her two loving sons and her brilliant husband. Thank you, St. Genesius!