Doubt: A Parable

by John Patrick Shanley

**NOTE** Due to some of the subject matter, we do not recommend Doubt: A Parable for audience members younger than 13 years old.

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. “All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley's provocative new play, DOUBT, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Something rare for this season: a laudable new American play.” —Variety. “How splendid it feels to be trusted with such passionate, exquisite ambiguity unlike anything we have seen from this prolific playwright so far. Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely. In just ninety fast-moving minutes, Shanley creates four blazingly individual people. DOUBT is a lean, potent drama…passionate, exquisite, important and engrossing.” —NY Newsday. “A beautifully balanced drama. Shanley is a writer working at the top of his craft, making the most of a muted but evocative palette in the pursuit of truth's shadows. Here, for the first time in a long time, is a play that is about something.” —Chicago Tribune. “An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written.” —Time Out NY.

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Performance Dates

  • Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, July 13 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, July 20 at 7:30 PM
  • July 21, 7:30 PM

Tickets are available for purchase at the door, $10 per person or by ordering through TicketsNashville. Only season ticket holders may call and reserve their seats and pay on arrival.

All performances are general admission. The BlackBox Theatre is located up a single flight of stairs but is not handicapped accessible.

Meet the Cast and Crew!

Teri Beck

Teri Beck

Sister Aloysius

E. Roy Lee

E. Roy Lee

Father Brendan Flynn

Kelby Wenger

Kelby Wenger

Sister James

Shanté M. King

Shanté M. King

Mrs. Muller

T. Josiah Haynes

T. Josiah Haynes

Director

Lydia McLaurin

Lydia McLaurin

Assistant Director

Behind the Scenes

Doubt: A Parable is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Originally produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23, 2004.

Originally produced on Broadway by Carole Shorenstein Hays,
MTC Productions, Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin on March 31, 2005.

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