“What do you do when you’re unsure?” So asks John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the literary masterpiece Doubt: A Parable. When an unthinkable accusation is leveled against Father Flynn, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. Join South City Theatre in this Tony Award winning and Academy Award nominated drama that not only raises questions of uncertainties, but causes audiences to explore who they are, and who they become, in the face of adversity.
Performances are scheduled for June 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and June 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for general admission and $13 for students or seniors and can be purchased online by clicking the "Reservations" link above. South CityTheatre is conveniently located at 2969 Pelham Parkway, Suite J-K, Pelham, AL 35124.
Special talk-backs with the performers will be held on June 16 and 22 after the performance to further explore the the script’s ideas and themes.
Under the direction of Donna Stimson Williamson, the cast includes Beth Maisel Posey, Steven Mangina, Tonya Marshall, and Sue Ellen Gerrells -the artistic director for South City Theatre.
A cutting from this production will be South City Theatre’s entry in the 2017 Alabama Community Festival to held in Tuscaloosa in November, 2017.
When the play opened on Broadway in 2005, the critics raved: Variety said, “All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in…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.” New York Newsday noted “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."
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