DOUBT: A PARABLE by John Patrick Shanley
"DOUBT takes the stuff of headlines and turns it into deeply moving drama." This was Howard Kissel's comment in The Daily News about this play that was the hit of New York's 2005 season. The search for truth exacts a cost from those who pursue it.
Father Flynn's sermon about doubt begets a question in the mind of Sister Aloysius, who then becomes consumed with the need for an answer. Her quest shakes the innocence of Sister James, and threatens the happiness and security of others in her school. John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT: A PARABLE won a Pulitzer Prize and later earned Oscar nominations for Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis, who played the four leads. Directed by Donna Davis, returning to Actors Ensemble after a long absence, Doubt is a sophisticated examination of faith, trust, and the ambiguities of truth.
With: Richard Aiello, Phyllis Anderson, Kathleen Davis, and Margaret Gudmundsson. Stage Manager Bob Gudmundsson, Costumes by Marjorie Moore, Lights by Emmy Pierce, Set by Donna Davis and Bob Gudmundsson.
DOUBT is produced by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Berkeley's longest running theatre organization. It runs Fri-Sat October 21st - November 19th, 2011, 8 p.m., at the cozy 137-seat Live Oak Theatre in north Berkeley, just down the street from Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. November 13th.
Live Oak Theatre (View)
Berkeley, CA 94709