|DOUBT: A Parable
| Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/17/07
Set against the backdrop of a Catholic school in 1964, DOUBT, written by Bronx native John Patrick Shanley, is the story of a strong-minded principal, Sister Aloysius, faced with a difficult decision. Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues, Father Flynn, even if she doesn't have concrete proof of the truth? In an interview, Shanley said his play is "about the birth of uncertainity in a person of faith set in a church school I attended in the Sixties. Shortly thereafter the country went through a cultural earthquake. The authority of most of our institutions was called into question, and a powerful cynicism took hold...I feel doubt is an important and valuable exercise, a hallmark of wisdom." Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, DOUBT is sure to spark much discussion.