Kentwood Players' production of "DOUBT, A Parable" by John Patrick Shanley opened last night, July 13, and runs through August 18, 2012, at the Westchester Playhouse in LA. The show is directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Calia Mintzer-Wolf and Linda Reinhardt. Check out photos of cast members Joanna Churgin, Matt Landig, Heather Barnett and Jacquelin Schofield on stage below!
"DOUBT, A Parable" won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It tells the story of a nun in a Bronx Catholic School in 1964 who suspects a popular priest of inappropriate behavior with a student. Armed with nothing more than a resolute belief in her suspicions and a few circumstantial details, Sister Aloysius instigates a campaign to remove Father Flynn, the beloved and progressive parish priest, from St. Nicholas School. She enlists the help of Sister James, a young nun in the order, and the child's tormented mother, Mrs. Muller.
The simple, always shifting plot leaves all four characters and the audience wondering whether they were justified in their thoughts, motives and actions for as Father Flynn states in his opening sermon, "Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty."
Featured in the cast are Churgin as Sister Aloysius, Landig as Father Flynn, Barnett as Sister James, and Schofield as Mrs. Muller. After-performance Q&A sessions with the cast will take place following all Saturday evening performances, and the cast looks forward to participating in some very lively discussions with audience members given the nature of the show.
For tickets, schedule and more information, visit www.kentwoodplayers.org.
Photo credit: Shari Barrett