Calendar Notice for 'Doubt: A Parable' July 10 to August 1, 2009

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (May 29, 2009) – This summer, TheatreWorks New Milford is proud to showcase the riveting, Tony Award-winning drama, DOUBT: A PARABLE, 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.

Along with the Tony Award for Best Play, DOUBT captured the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2005. The play was also 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 production features some of the region’s finest actors: Noel Desiato (Sherman); J. Scott Williams (Brookfield); Stephanie Jackson (Farmington); and Jessica Alex (Washington).

DOUBT runs July 10,11 17,18 24,25,26 31 and August 1. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on July 26. Tickets for all shows are $20.00 for reserved seating.

On Thursday, July 9, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.

Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

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


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