Doubt: A Parable

Doubt: A Parable Belinda Giblin - photo by John MarmarasApocalypse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions presents John Patrick Shanley’s multi award-winning drama, Doubt: A Parable for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from 10 May 2017.

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) directs 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 at the Manhattan Theatre Club in November 2004, Doubt: A Parable 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.

John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning American playwright, an Oscar winning screenwriter, and a theatre and film director. His theatre work includes: Welcome to the Moon, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, The Wild Goose Defiance, and Outside Mullingar. His Film work includes: Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, Alive, Congo, Live From Baghdad and The Waltz of the Tulips.

“An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences.” – Time Out (New York)

Director: Dino Dimitriadis Featuring: Charmaine Bingwa, Damian de Montemas, Belinda Giblin, Matilda Ridgway Set and Costume Design: Jonathan Hindmarsh Lighting Design: Alexander Berlage Stage and Production Management: Maria Spataro Assistant Director/Directing Secondment: Daniel Cottier

Doubt: A Parable
Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo
Season: 12 May – 3 June 2017 (previews: 10 & 11 May)
Information and Bookings: www.redlineproductions.com.au

Image: Belinda Giblin stars as Sister Aloysius in Doubt: A Parable  – photo by John Marmaras

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 commence at 6:30pm Tues-Sat and at 4:30pm on Sun and run for approximately 40mins with no interval. For more information, visit: www.redlineproductions.com.au for details.

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