Doubt has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Doubt: a parable, John Patrick ShanleyDoubt, A Parable is a play by John Patrick Shanley. Ori. THE STORY: In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young. April 7- May 7, Tickets available now! This suspenseful, thought-provoking drama received both the Pulitzer Prize and Broadway’s Tony.

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Nicholas Catholic Church, this thought-provoking story involving two nuns, a priest and the mother of a young black boy, reads like an intense investigative mystery maintaining a high level of “questionable” suspicion throughout, and the formidable presence of Sister Aloys.

National Unified Auditions New York. Nicholas Catholic Church, this thought-provoking story involving two nuns, a priest and the mother of a young black shnley, reads like an intense investigative mystery maintaining a high level of “questionable” suspicion throughout, and the formidable presence of Sister Aloys Wow! Dec 19, Ross Bonaime rated it really liked it.

Mysterious circumstances lead her to believe that sexual misconduct occurred.

Doubt: A Parable

Doubt obscures the truth we strain to see, but it bids us on further, changing who we are in the process. Views Read Edit View history. We want to think the best of Sister James as she struggles between the two poles of opposition, but we see her partially in the same light as Sister Aloysius, and in the same way we see ourselves.

After a stunning, sold-out production at Manhattan Theatre Club, the play has transferred to Broadway. Jan 4 – Jan Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking professional classical dancers to fill positions at all levels We recognize her as the stereotypical Catholic school nun who rules over her charges with an angry kind of devotion and puts the smell of brimstone in their nostrils.


Whether he did it or not is not really the focus of this play. The story is,for me, tragic. There is no last word.

Nicholas Church School, in the Bronxduring the fall of In this play faith, doubt, trust and power are all challenged and are in conflict with each otherand it is for us to judge for the outcome. He twists a giant knot of tension by intertwining four highly conflicting desires, none of which are clearly malicious or just.

It tends to be confusing and have no clear conclusion. I read Doubt, A Parable, as part of a book challenge. I did find the subservience to men interesting and worth discussion.

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Doubt is still a fantastic read, and I’m certainly going to read more of Shanley’s plays, but I wish there was a bit more to this play. In a private meeting purportedly regarding the Christmas pageantAloysius, in the presence of Sister James, openly confronts Flynn with her suspicions.

A Parable is a short and elegantly simple play about that most troubling of emotions. Maybe I just wanted more of it. Zeal describes Sister Aloysius also – but zeal of a different sort.

May 27, Brian Yahn rated it really liked it. The problem is not solved. Well I sunk to an all time low. Joe Versus the Volcano Doubt The worst intimation is that Flynn gave Donald wine. My four star rating doesn’t indicate that I think there’s anything wrong with the play– it’s flawless. It features only four characters.

Retrieved parablee ” https: Ever read Life of Pi? If Father Flynn had been proven innocent, then we would see Sister Aloysius as the play’s villain, the forces of openness and virtue having triumphed over the church’s long catalog of overzealous homegrown persecutors.


We must never forget these characters are devout and carry on their lives in a community of belief.

Rather the story and writing constantly raises questions by causing one to stop and think. Shanley also wrote two songs for the movie: Shanley is one impressive playwright. Articles with IBDb links. Salvation is free and easy, just as God is. It wasn’t that long; only around 60 pages. Lots to think about and discuss. Does this mean he is receptive to what Sister Aloysius believes are Flynn’s homosexual advances? But, she unable to provide evidence, and desperate, hesitates and uses her position as far as she is allowed and can.

Jun 12, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: Despite Aloysius’s attempts to shock her, Mrs. Did God make him a child predator? That doesn’t mean you can’t discuss whether or not you feel Father Flynn did it. It’s a powerfully disturbing story that is so gripping you can’t put it down.

Shanley is not content to give us an ending with Father Flynn quietly removed from the parish. But he leaves all those issues for us to think about and decide. And just when you think the play is only a criticism of pedophilia in the church, it also manages to touch upon race relations in the s, homosexuality, and the tension dubt social change and traditional structure.