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January 22, 23, 29, 30, February 5, 6, 2019
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Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Father Flynn is concealing something. But who isn’t? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, this brilliant powerful drama will raise questions and investigate truth and consequences.
It’s 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.” 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.
For the past four seasons, Centre Stage has produced the Fringe Series running on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during a Main Stage show. Through our Fringe Series, Centre Stage partners with local non-profits whose issues and missions directly relate to the subject matter of each play. This collaboration provides marketing for their organization, a discussion forum that is held after the show, donation availability, free tickets and cause awareness. The Fringe Series was started to produce lesser known plays that touch on social issues that are prevalent in our communities. This year, topics of shows were chosen based on the Greenville Health Assessment findings. Topics include mental health (depression, schizophrenia, suicide), substance abuse, sexual abuse, access to healthcare, and socioeconomics. At each post-show talkback, patrons will have the chance to discuss the play with the actors, non-profit partners, and a physician from Greenville Health System.
Tickets for Doubt are $15.
Shows run Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm and all seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (864) 233-6733 on Tuesdays – Fridays from 2-6 p.m, in person at the Centre Stage Box Office, or online at www.centrestage.org. Handling fees will be applied to all purchases.