Doubt: A Parable (2018)

Posted on: May 14, 2018


“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So asks Father Flynn, the progressive and beloved priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in  the Bronx, in his sermon. It is 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of  rigid principal Sister Aloysius. However, when an unconscionable accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. And as for the truth of the matter? As Father Flynn says, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.”

The Play

Doubt, A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley. Originally produced on Broadway by Carole Shorenstein Hays, MTC Productions, Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin on March 31, 2005. Originally produced by the  Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23,2004.  The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award  for Best Play. In stunning prose, John Patrick Shanley

delves into the murky shadows of moral certainty, his characters always balancing on the thin line between truth and consequences. Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

The Author

John Patrick Shanley (1950) is an American playwright, screenwriter, theater/film director and author of more than 24 plays, which have been translated and performed around the world. His play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play and many other awards. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Moonstruck. He is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development with a degree in Educational Theatre and is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Shanley currently resides in New York City. He and his second wife, Jayne Haynes, adopted two sons both born in 1992.

Sister Aloysius Beauvier Tamara Stidwell
Sister JamesEva Nedved
Father FlynnMathew Rushmere
Mrs. MullerSara Schneider
Producer & DirectorMichael Darmanin
Assistant DirectorEva Nedved
SetMichael Darmanin & Lois Ellmauer
Costumes & Make UpHellmut Hölzl
PropsMichael Darmanin & Hellmut Hölzl
LightsLukas Nemec (ARGEkultur)
Sound & ProjectionsKonstantin Beck-Mannagetta
Poster DesignJosef Kirchner (ARGEkultur)
Programm & FlyerJosef Kirchner & Andreas Schachermayr
EDGS Website & PRBenjamin Scherer & Desirée Frasnelli
Thank you…The EDGS would like to thank the English Department of the University of Salzburg, especially Dr. Hannah Wallinger, for supporting us. We would also like to specifically thank Max Wagner at the ÖH and Veronika Pernthaner from the Salzburger Amateurtheater Verband for their support as well as the Department of Culture of   Salzburg city. Thanks also to our families and friends for their patience during these last months. If you want to be kept informed about future productions of the EDGS, we suggest you bookmark our website or like our official facebook site under English Drama Group Salzburg.

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