Past Production
Doubt, A Parable

Doubt, A Parable. by John Patrick Shanley. Director Gail Bernardi. Assistant Director Alta Abbott. Producer Calia Mintzer-Wolf and Linda Reinhardt. July 13 – August 18, 2012
DOUBT, A Parable won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It tells the story of a nun in a Bronx Catholic School in 1964 who suspects a popular priest of inappropriate behavior with a student. Armed with nothing more than a resolute belief in her suspicions and a few circumstantial details, Sister Aloysius instigates a campaign to remove Father Flynn, the beloved and progressive parish priest, from St. Nicholas School. She enlists the help of Sister James, a young nun in the order, and the child’s tormented mother, Mrs. Muller.

The simple, always shifting plot leaves all four characters and the audience wondering whether they were justified in their thoughts, motives, and actions, for as Father Flynn states in his opening sermon, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.”

After-performance Q&A sessions with the cast will take place following all Saturday evening performances, and the cast looks forward to participating in some very lively discussions with our audiences given the nature of the show.
Character

CAST

Played by
Father Brendan Flynn ············ Matt Landig
Sister Aloysius Beauvier ············ Joanna Churgin
Sister James ············ Heather Barnett
Mrs. Muller ············ Jacquelin Schofield

CAST PICTURES

Sister James, Sister Aloysious, and Father Flynn work together at St. Nicholas School.
Father Flynn comforts his congregation saying, “We are not alone.”
Father Flynn advises his congregation that
“Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.”
The Sisters discuss the meaning of Father Flynn’s sermon.
Sister Aloysious asks Sister James if something is wrong.
Mrs. Muller visits St. Nicholas School.
Mrs. Muller asks Sister Aloysious how her son Donald is doing at St. Nicholas School.
Sister Aloysious informs Mrs. Muller there might be a problem with her son.
“We need some help with the Christmas Pageant,” states Sister Aloysious.
Sister Aloysious believes that “Frosty the Snowman”
is a secular song and does not belong in a Christmas Pageant.
Photos by Shari Barrett

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