DOUBT at The Center

September 28 – October 14

 

 
 
September 28 – October 14
8 pm Fridays & Saturdays
3 pm Sundays
Tickets: $22 Adults; $20 seniors
“Pay What You Will” – Fridays at the door
661 Route 308 Rhinebeck, NY 12572
 
 
Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.  Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award all the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley’s provocative play, DOUBT, A Parable.  This gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.

Set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx during the fall of 1964, DOUBT concerns an older nun, Sister Aloysius, who does not approve of teachers offering friendship and compassion over the discipline she feels students need in order to face the harsh world.  When she suspects a new priest, Father Flynn, of sexually abusing a student, she is faced with the prospect of charging him with unproven allegations and possibly destroying his career as well as her own.  To help build her case she asks for help from an idealistic young nun, Sister James, who finds her faith in compassion challenged, and Mrs. Muller, the mother of the accused boy, who is protective of her son, the first African-American student ever admitted to St. Nicholas.

The cast includes Thom Webb as Father Flynn, Zsuzsa Manna as Sister Aloysius, Emily DePew as Sister James and Jhanae Bonnick as Mrs. Muller.

Directed by Nicola Sheara

for CENTERstage.