Show opens Jan. 31; runs through Feb. 16
Written by John Patrick Shanley and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, “Doubt: A Parable” is a swirl of accusation and intrigue. This fascinating, lean drama opens at the Heights Players on Friday, Jan. 31st and runs through Feb. 16.
At a catholic school, a priest’s actions to protect a boy come under suspicion of sexual impropriety from the head nun. She acts swiftly to address the situation and will stop at nothing as she seeks to remove him. Yet the facts remain unclear even as matters rapidly come to a head. Was there actual impropriety or has suspicion created the illusion of certainty? What will the nun do, when she is not sure?
Set in 1964, a time of great transition for the country and the Catholic Church, “Doubt” embraces this period of turmoil when one’s sense of reality was frequently challenged. It was a tumultuous time and having a feeling of certainty seemed impossible, especially when leaders could be assassinated and social order appeared to be eternally in flux. “Doubt” reflects the challenges faced by both the old and new guard, as they navigated the transition to a nation and a church that released some of its grandeur in exchange for a more populous approach.
The Heights Players production of “Doubt: A Parable” is presented as written in one act and features original music composed by John LaSala. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at 26 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors and those under the age of 18). Reservations can be made by calling 718-237-2752 or by visiting the Heights Players website: www.heightsplayers.org