December 11, 2018
Duration is 1 hour 45 minutes, including one fifteen-minute intermission.
Advanced tickets available at http://tickets.tyrantstudios.com
Directed by Bill Devine
Starring: Tallulah Winkelman, David Thomas Newham, Olivia Lang, Liza D’Aguilar
Stage Management by Samantha Pawliuk
Seven Tyrants Theatre, Vancouver’s Jessie Award winning independent theatre company, presents John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama: Doubt: A Parable. The production, the second of their season, is Directed by Bill Devine and stars Tallulah Winkelman as “Sister Aloysius” and Jessie Award nominated actor David Thomas Newham as “Father Flynn”. The cast also features Olivia Lang as “Sister James” and Liza D’Aguilar as “Mrs. Muller”. The creative team includes Jessie Award winning sound designer Daniel Deorksen and set designer Lynda Chu.
The play will be performed in Tyrant Studios, the company’s newly renovated performance venue located above the historic Penthouse Nightclub. Recently converted by the company to a studio theatre, these upstairs rooms once hosted exclusive parties and performances by music legends like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr, and Frank Sinatra.
What do you do when you’re not sure?
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Following its run on Broadway, the play was produced as a Hollywood film in 2008 starring Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman and received five Academy Award nominations, four for each of its actors and one for Shanley’s script.
“All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley’s provocative new play, DOUBT, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Something rare for this season: a laudable new American play.” —Variety.
“How splendid it feels to be trusted with such passionate, exquisite ambiguity unlike anything we have seen from this prolific playwright so far. Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely. In just ninety fast-moving minutes, Shanley creates four blazingly individual people. DOUBT is a lean, potent drama…passionate, exquisite, important and engrossing.” —NY Newsday
“An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written.” —Time Out NY.
DOUBT, A PARABLE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.