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Who Owns Sister?

Maybe a real nun would take a ruler to their knuckles and order them to make up.

But it may take a judge to settle a dispute between two women over the fictional sister who brought them unexpected wealth and acclaim.

When Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan collaborated on "Late Nite Catechism," a one-woman show featuring a nun character named Sister, they expected it to run for no more than six weeks. Twelve years, millions of dollars and dozens of openings across the globe later, "Catechism" is still going strong.

Quade and Donovan are not. The one-time friends are battling in U.S. District Court over who wrote the play, who owns Sister and how the character can be used in future performances.

It is an increasingly ugly fight.

Nothing like that could happen on this site, dear readers. I totally own that Sister up there in the corner, and she knows better than to get uppity with me. (She did enjoy "Late Nite Catechism" back in the day, though. I thought it was just OK.)

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