TheatreWorks Holds Casting Call for "Doubt: A Parable" May 4 and 5, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (April 20, 2009) – TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking one white man, age 35-45, two white women, ages 25-65, and one African-American woman, age 35-45 for the Tony Award-winning drama, DOUBT, by John Patrick Shanley.

Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, DOUBT concerns Father Flynn, an amiable new priest who believes the clergy should be thought of “as members of the family” to its congregation. His forward-thinking views immediately clash with those of Sister Aloysius ― the authoritarian principal who favors discipline over compassion. The conflict mounts towards an explosive climax when Aloysius accuses Flynn of “interfering” with a student based on unproven evidence. The play was the basis for the 2008 Academy Award-nominated film with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

DOUBT is under the direction of Alicia Dempster of Danbury.

The auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave, New Milford, on Monday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. The audition will consist of readings from the script. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, audition sides, and directions to the Theatre, visit: WWW.THEATREWORKS.US.

Rehearsals begin in May (usually Monday through Thursday evenings) with performances running from July 10 to August 1 on Fridays and Saturdays with a Sunday performance on July 26.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.


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