DOUBT: A PARABLE

Genre: Drama
Written by John Patrick Shanley, Directed by Christopher Arena

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.
Preview:   11/01/07
Open:   11/02/07
Close:   11/17/07

Schedule:
November 2 - 17, 2007; Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
For tickets call 718-823-6434
Theater:   Center Stage Playhouse's Foster Hall
Address:   2474 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
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Cost:$18.00 General Admission, $15.00 Students and Seniors
Company: Center Stage Playhouse         Official Web Site: www.centerstageplayhouse.org
Keith Maxwell Father Flynn

DOUBT is Keith's seventh show with the Center Stage gang, and he couldn't be more grateful to everyone involved with this production for making it such a rewarding experience. He was most recently seen in Manhattan in Woman Seeking...a theatre company's MELODRAMA & MAYHEM ON MAIN STREET, a collection of six short plays by three women back in the early 1900's (performing the County Attorney in Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"). Other Center Stage shows include the �Man in Black' Narrator in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and Preacher Haggler in DARK OF THE MOON

Puja Nagual Mrs. Muller
Puja Nagual graduated with a BA in Journalism from Southern University. She went on to study theater at HB studios and film/TV at Weist Barron. She continued her training studying voice at the Brooklyn Conservatory of music. Puja has appeared in such theater productions as BLUES FOR MR. CHARLIE; A DIFFERENT KIND OF HOPE; and WHAT IT IZ, among a host of other productions. Her film credits include: indie features: LOST, lead/ Simone; MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, supporting role; THEORY OF BLACK HOLES, supporting role.
Julia Rust Sister Aloysius
Julia Rust is an actor, writer, graphic design artist and parent, not necessarily in that order. She could be seen most recently in Nyack playing Ruth in BLITHE SPIRIT for Elmwood Playhouse. She has performed in summer stock, dinner, and community theater in roles such as Lennie in CRIMES OF THE HEART, Catherine in THE HEIRESS, and Eleanor in LION IN WINTER. She'd like to thank her children; Peter for his piano accompaniment during naps, and Katy and Tim for line drills and thoughtful discussions on character. Also, much thanks to much thanks to Chris Arena, without whose faith and confidence, she would not be appearing here today. No doubt about it.
Sharon Pinches Sister James

Credits include: London (RADA): TITUS ANDRONICUS; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE; THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. New York: DOUBT, TAMING OF THE SHREW, KING JOHN, MEASURE FOR MEASURE; RICHARD II; FEN; SPRINGTIME. Regional: THE RED SHOES *Winner, Arizona State Critics Choice Award for Best Actress, 2001; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW; THE TEMPEST; HAMLET; MACBETH; ROMEO AND JULIET. Film: RETURN TO RED JADE; LUNATICS, LOVERS, AND ACTORS; CHIN CHIN CHAN. As director: THE TEMPEST; NOCTURNE; THE SHADOWY WATERS. Training: New York University (B.F.A. Theatre); The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; Southern Utah University.