Periodically, the Laguna Playhouse is transformed into a classroom in a Catholic church where the action isn't quite irreverent but it's always very funny.
Yes, "Sister" Maripat Donovan is back, this time with the world premiere of "Sister's Easter Catechism."
Donovan, who wrote whatever material isn't ad-libbed during her teaching session, is back in the habit, taking some good-natured potshots at her Catholic heritage while putting a number of audience members on the spot.
This time around it's Easter, and Donovan answers some perennially challenging questions about the holiday — such as will animals go to heaven and why Easter always arrives on a different date; why isn't it the same time each year, like Christmas?
A good, and still puzzling, question.
Donovan explains that, long ago, church officials established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox. Got that? Basically, it varies between March 22 and April 25.