September 30, October 1 & 2
Doubt: A Parable
In this brilliant and powerful Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by John Patrick Shanley, and directed by James Blackmon, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
That rarity of rarities, an issue-driven play that is unpreachy, thought-provoking, and so full of high drama that the audience I saw it gasped out loud a half-dozen times at its startling twists and turns. Mr. Shanley deserves the highest possible praise: he doesn’t try to talk you into doing anything but thinking-hard-about the gnarly complexity of human behavior. —Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
A beautifully balanced drama. Shanley is a writer working at the top of his craft, making the most of a muted but evocative palette in the pursuit of truth's shadows. Here, for the first time in a long time, is a play that is about something. —Chicago Tribune