DOUBT: A PARABLE
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES EXPLORED IN THRILLING DRAMA
Apocalypse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present John Patrick Shanley’s multi award-winning drama Doubt: A Parable for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from 10 May.
Amidst the turbulence of the 1960s, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal and stern Catholic nun, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. An accusation sets the stage for a powerful clash of authority, tradition, responsibility and faith.
Where do you draw the line between belief and suspicion? Between scandal and moral certainty. And when does the battle for truth turn into a witch hunt?
Dino Dimitriadis (ASYLUM, Construction of the Human Heart) will direct a talented cast including Charmaine Bingwa (Deadly Women, A Snowflake on the Tongue of Oberon), Damian de Montemas (Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities – AFI Award winner, The Secret Life of Us, Home and Away), Belinda Giblin (Blonde Poison – Sydney Theatre Award nominee, The Turquoise Elephant, Sons and Daughters) and Matilda Ridgway (A Doll’s House – Sydney Theatre Award winner, Cock – STA nominee, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant – STA nominee).
Originally staged off-Broadway, the play transferred to Broadway in 2005 and sustained 550 performances over almost 18 months. The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play and was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Viola Davis, all of whom received nominations for their performances.
DOUBT: A PARABLE
Presented by Apocalypse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Dino Dimitriadis
Set and Costume Design by Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Design by Alexander Berlage
Stage and Production Management by Maria Spataro
Assistant Director/Directing Secondment – Daniel Cottier
With Charmaine Bingwa, Damian de Montemas, Belinda Giblin and Matilda Ridgway
Venue: Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling Street (Cnr Cathedral Street), Woolloomooloo
Season: 10 May – 3 June
Times: Tues-Sat 8:15pm, Sunday 6:30pm
Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Price: $42 Adult, $35 Concession, $30 Previews and Cheap Tuesday
* The New Fitz play The Wind in the Underground by Sam O’Sullivan and inspired by Doubt: A Parable will play 23 May – 3 June, directed by Lucy Clements. Shows start at 6:30pm Tues-Sat and at 4:30pm on Sun and run for approximately 40mins with no interval. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.redlineproductions.com.au.