The Kentwood Players theater group will present Doubt, A Parable at the Westchester Playhouse beginning Friday, July 13 through Aug. 18.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.
Doubt, A Parable won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Written by John Patrick Shanley, it tells the story of a nun in a Bronx, NY Catholic school in 1964 who suspects a popular priest of inappropriate behavior with a student.
Armed with nothing more than a strong 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 student’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.
Featured in the cast are Joanna Churgin as Sister Aloysius, Matt Landig as Father Flynn, Heather Barnett as Sister James, and Jacquelin Schofield as Mrs. Muller.
After-performance question and answer sessions with the cast will take place following all Saturday evening performances.
The production is directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Calia Mintzer-Wolf and Linda Reinhardt by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, service members.
To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.kentwoodplayers.org. ¤