Doubt

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Sydney Theatre Company

Doubt

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 28 June - 01 July 2006

In the pursuit of wrongdoing,
one steps away from God.
Of course, there’s a price.
Sister Aloysius, Act Two

Taut, spellbinding, magnificently crafted and compelling in its relevance, Doubt is the most acclaimed play on Broadway in a decade.

It is 1964. Sister Aloysius oversees a large Roman Catholic school, with an eye to her pupils’ souls as much as their books. A woman with a reputation for tenacity and flinty resolve, she inhabits a world of black-and-white, truth and lies. So when she begins to harbour doubts about the parish priest Father Flynn – and his closeness to altar boys – she pursues her quarry with determination and steely-eyed certainty.

The misgivings of colleagues, the protestations of parents and the confident denials of the priest himself have no effect. Aloysius seems a woman who has the courage to uphold standards when it would be easier to avert her gaze. She makes it clear that she will not be swayed from the pursuit of justice. But she builds the case against her colleague from the inside out, based only on the strength of her conviction.

Is Father Flynn a predator? Or is Sister Aloysius, acting on a vendetta that even she may not fully understand, unjustly persecuting him?

From one of the finest writers of the modern American stage comes a marvellous new play, a sophisticated deliberation on blind faith – and moral certainty.

WINNER 2005 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

WINNER OF FOUR 2005 TONY AWARDS
INCLUDING BEST PLAY

“A TERRIFIC NEW PLAY. ASTONISHING THEATRICALITY. A TOUGH, TIMELY STORY, RICH IN CHARACTER, LANGUAGE AND IDEAS.”
Associated Press

“IT IS THE RICHEST PIECE OF THEATRE WE’VE HAD IN YEARS.”
New York Daily News

“REMARKABLE. DOUBT IS A REMINDER THAT THERE’S LIFE LEFT YET IN THE WELL MADE PLAY.”
Washington Post

WITH
Alison Bell, Jennifer Flowers, Christopher Gabardi, Pamela Jikemi
DIRECTOR Julian Meyrick
DESIGNER Stephen Curtis

This event occurred on 28th June – 1st July 2006


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