"Hopelessly Devoted" Brings Catholic Comedy to D.C. Fringe Fest

July 23, 2009 § Leave a comment

Hopelessly Devoted - Vinnie Lacey, Natalie Sullivan, and Jesus.

Chicago Improvisers/Catholics Vincent Lacey and Natalie Sullivan have taken their show Hopelessly Devoted to Washington D.C. for the Capital Fringe Festival. In their lovingly irreverent romp they offer up scenes, songs and secret confessions of being devout fish in a sea of pessimism. Godless heathens be warned: this show packs 50+ combined years of real Catholic living into 50 minutes. Bursting with the guilt…err…love of Christ, Hopelessly Devoted reconciles the Catholic faith with the functions of living—one sin, one virtue, one misguided prayer at a time.

Catholic New World calls it an “enlighteningly funny” show that “doesn’t shy away from squeamish moments…that make for gems in a comedy show.” Time Out Chicago says, “Lacey and Sullivan take their religious beliefs to task with revealing monologues and dramatic reenactments.”

Bucking the usual treatment of religion in comedy, Hopelessly Devoted reaches beyond the lazy one-liners and fatuous faith-bashing to offer up something new. It’s an intimate and hilarious journey into a life-long devotion by two practicing believers.

Appearing Wed, July 22 through Sun, July 26:Hopelessly Devoted - Vincent Lacey and Natalie Sullivan
Wed, July 22 @ 8:30pm; Thurs, July 23 @ 9:30pm; Fri, July 24 @ 9:45pm;
Sat, July 25 @ 2pm; Sun, July 26 @ 3pm.

Goethe Institut – Mainstage
812 7th Street NW (Corner of 7th & H Streets NW), Washington D.C.

If you’re in our nation’s capital this week, grab your $15 tickets at CapitalFringe.org or call 866.811.4111.

Learn more about Hopelessly Devoted at HopelesslyDevotedShow.blogspot.com.

This is comedy even St. Peter couldn’t deny!


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