Doubt, A Parable

Krevsky Center -March 8 – 17

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Dates & Time

Friday, March 8, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:00pm

Doubt is an uncertainty of belief or opinion that often interferes with the decision-making process. A parable is a short story that illustrates a moral attitude or religious principle.

“The question of doubt comes to the forefront in John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitizer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play. The first line of the play begins with this question: “What do you do when you’re not sure?” It is a thought-provoking question addressed to the audience as though they were the congregation of the character of Father Flynn.

As a result of this, we, the audience, are made to contemplate the play’s idea of doubt for ourselves. Written as a 90-minute, intermission-less drama, the play deals with the uncertainty of a situation in a Catholic school in the Bronx, New York in the fall of 1964.

Rumors or facts? Truths or Lies? These issues are addressed in this award-wining play. It premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in November 2004. In March of 2005, it transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre with its original cast, Cherry Jones, Bryne F. O’Bryne, Adriane Lenox and Heather Goldenhersh. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Cherry Jones won the Tony for Best Actress and Adriane Lenox for Best Supporting Actress. In 2008, Meryl Streep appeared in the film where it garnered several Oscar nominations, including Best Actress for Ms. Streep.

Theatre Harrisburg is proud to present this award-winning drama with this outstanding cast. We hope it will give you food for thought on the drive home.