‘Doubt’ on stage at Pendragon Theatre
SARANAC LAKE – Pendragon Theater will host the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Winning play “Doubt: A Parable” throughout July and August.
This John Patrick Shanley play has a new, expanded title since its Broadway run, but it’s the same drama that gathered a Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award in 2005 as just plain “Doubt.”
“Doubt” has been made into a much-acclaimed movie that garnered five Oscar nominations. The story centers around the battle for truth between Sister Aloysius, principal of a parochial school in the Bronx in 1964, and Father Flynn, the parish priest. With only four characters (including a young nun and the mother of a young boy), the play allows Sister Aloysius’ doubts about Father Flynn’s behavior with a young male student, and the priest’s responses, to be distilled down to their very essence. Shanley leaves audiences no simple answers, no pat solutions, and no easy outs.
This is theatre that brings audiences to the edge of their seats and introduces topics that hopefully will be discussed long after the final curtain.
The cast features Fran Yardley, Tyler Nye, Megan Macdonald and Rachel Jerome and will be directed by SUNY Potsdam professor Kim Bouchard.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for under 17 years old. $12 for all matinee performances. Dinner theatre packages with Nonna Fina also available. Call for more details.
Performances will take place at 8 p.m. July 18, 19, 30 and 31 and Aug. 1, 23, 24, 28, 29. There will be a 2 p.m. show Aug. 25.
Pendragon Theatre is located at 15 Brandy Brook Ave. Saranac Lake, NY 12983.