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Doubt: A Parable, A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning Play Comes To Theatre In The Park | Apr 9 – 18

Stellar cast brings award-winning play to local stage

Photo of Lynda Clark (Sister Aloysius) and David Henderson (Father Flynn). Photo courtesy of Stephen Larson, Technical Director, Theatre In The Park

A remarkable cast including  David Henderson (Father Flynn), Lynda Clark (Sister Aloysius), Rasool Jahan (Mrs. Muller) and Michelle Wood (Sister James) has been assembled for the intriguing  production of John Patrick Shaney’s Pulitzer Prize winning Doubt: A Parable, running April 9-11 & 15-18, 2010 at Theatre In The Park.

Under the direction of Ira David Wood III and Assistant Director Jesse R. Gephart, this gripping production, set in the Bronx in 1964, deals with a priest who is accused of sexual misconduct by a nun.  The question that hangs over the entire production is:  Did he or didn’t he? Audiences must see the play in order to reach a verdict.

“A breathtaking work of immense proportion. Positively brilliant,” says Entertainment Weekly.

“You can’t know exactly what’s going on in your neighbor’s house or in his head or his heart,” Shanley says. “You can make suppositions, you can make assumptions, but you always have to factor in that you can’t know.  The title “Doubt” really had the power for me, not the Catholic Church scandals.  I wanted to write a play embracing doubt, about the merit of doubt as opposed to certainty.”

The audience’s ability to experience the intimacy of this explosive drama will be enhanced onstage with a stylistic set and dynamic rear screen projections by Technical Director, Steve Larson. Costumes by Susan Smith.

The “doubt” raised by this riveting production is certain to be the talk of the town.  Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

Tickets are $13-$21 and can be purchased by calling the theatre box office or online at www.theatreinthepark.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call the box office, 919-831-6058.

Performance Dates/Times: April 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @ 8:00PM and April 11, 17 & 18 @ 3:00PM
Student Preview Night: Thursday, April 8 @ 8:00PM. Student or Faculty ID Required. Tickets: $10
Talk Back: Sunday,  April 11 – David Crabtree, WRAL TV, will moderate a Talk Back between the audience and cast members
All shows performed at Theatre In The Park’s Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre, 107 Pullen Road, Raleigh, NC, near the NCSU Bell Tower.

About Theatre In The Park
Theatre In The Park, located in the northern end of Raleigh’s scenic Pullen Park adjacent to North Carolina State University, has entertained audiences since 1947. Theatre In The Park is one of North Carolina’s largest non-profit performing arts organizations and acclaimed for its numerous outstanding theatrical achievements. Each season Theatre In The Park presents an exceptional series of productions including the very best in comedy, original musicals, Shakespeare, and contemporary drama.

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4 Responses

  1. Was lucky to be at opening night and was blown away. Lynda Clark and David Henderson give tremendous performances that stand up against the broadway and film casts! Do yourself a favor and go see it…their performances alone are worth it!

  2. I have seen the movie and the broadway production of DOUBT. I enjoyed both of them, but this production really made me think, “Could the nun be wrong?” Lynda Clark, David Henderson and Rasool Jahan give very honest performances. I agree with the post above…worth it for their performances alone.

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