Penn State Centre Stage will relaunch Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jim Wise, for seven performances only through September 5, in the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. Now's your chance to see it if you missed the summer production!
Did he or didn't he? Where's the proof? A seed of doubt is sown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes in restraint, self-control and a rigid dedication to discipline. When she learns Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled altar boy, she becomes suspicious of his progressive, engaging attitudes. Something must be done.
Director Jim Wise joined the Penn State Acting faculty in 2002 after serving thirteen years as head of Graduate Acting and director of the Series X program at the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. He has directed more than 80 productions at the professional and university levels, including twelve world premieres, and has taught more than 150 acting workshops throughout the United States.
Jane Ridley will return as Sister Aloysius Beauvier, along with third-year M.F.A. actors Stori Ayers as Mrs. Muller, Tyler Reilly as Father Brendan Flynn, and Kenzie Ross as Sister James. This is Ridley's last Penn State production before retiring from the School of Theatre.
Evenings at 7:30 p.m.: August 28 (preview), 29, 30, 31, September 3, 4, 5. Tickets: $16/$18. Penn State students (with valid Penn State ID): $12.
For additional show information, visit www.theatre.psu.edu. Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, HUB Outlet, Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX.