Doubt: A parable by John Patrick Shanley
A Staged Reading
Friday, May 13 & Saturday May 14, 20:00
Set at a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, Doubt concerns an older nun, Sister Aloysius, who does not approve of teachers’ offering friendship and compassion over the discipline she feels students need in order to face the harsh world. When she suspects a new priest of abusing a student, she is faced with the prospect of charging him with unproven allegations and possibly destroying his career as well as her own. The central compelling theme of Doubt is the issue of certainty and how difficult it is to be certain, even in an environment of faith. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Theatre Language Studio isn’t able to fully produce all the many exciting plays in the world, so with our staged reading series, we offer audiences and actors a glimpse into the world of new and interesting work, hopefully without losing any of the pleasure of a full production. We invite our audience to stay after the reading for a talk-back discussion of the piece with the actors and directors.
For more information on what a staged reading is, or on the other plays we will perform in this series, please go to our Stage Reading Series page.