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“Doubt: A Parable” Runs This Weekend at The Powerhouse, Presented by Theatre Oxford


Are you in the mood for some great theater? Good timing, because April 11–14 Theatre Oxford presents Doubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley. This Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play is a dark mystery about whether a priest did some very bad things.

“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’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 Parableis an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

Theatre Oxford’s production is performed and produced entirely by talented locals, including Toni Coleman, Jennifer Lauriello, Connor King, Paula Stack, and is directed by Brian Whisenant.

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2 pm
Tickets: only $12 in advance, $15 at the door (or $5 with student ID)

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