Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Church Basement Ladies

I was recently offered tickets for Church Basement Ladies I was curious about this show that was advertised as a musical comedy that mixes the silliness of Nunsense with the homespun humor of Prairie Home Companion. It stars William Christopher (who played Fr. Mulcahy on M*A*S*H) and is based on the best-selling book Growing Up Lutheran by humorists Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson.

I must say, it was a delightful production. All though I didn't understand a few of the "Lutheran" jokes, I had someone with me who could explain it all to me. I would describe it as the Lutheran version of Late Night Catechism.

So, if you have a chance to see Chruch Basement Ladies, I highly recommend it!


riona said...

My husband is Lutheran [I am Catholic] ... so if we ever get to see the show, I am sure he'll be able to explain the in-jokes to me. I love Garrison Keillor so I imagine I'd enjoy a play that has something of the same flavor. If you haven't watched the Prairie Home Companion movie yet ... you might want to rent it. My husband and I loved it. I see your Mystery Sampler is coming along nicely ... I enjoy working with specialty stitches and complex combinations as well ... My favorites are the Queen's stitch and all of the Rhodes variations [hearts and stars, etc.] ... It's great fun to master a challenge like that isn't it?

Eva said...

Riona, I am Catholic too, and my gentleman friend is Lutheran, so it was great to see it with him. We too, love Garrison Keillor. We saw the Prairie Home Companion movie, we have seen Garrison Keillor in concert with the Milwaukee symphony and just this past July we saw him in a live broadcast of the Prairie Home Companion at Ravinia. See my blog entry from July 8 for a picture and a report.

Dawn B. said...

I was raised luthern so I bet that was a good show to see.