“Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by: Kymme Patrick
Producer by: Terry Penney and Val Macdonald
Stage Manager: Shari Jakubiec
Set Designer: Ross Stephanson
Costume Designer: Molly Hilliar
Performing at the Sid Williams Theatre
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April 3rd to 11th, 2020
CLT’s North Island Festival entry during the week May 16th-23rd 2020
Sister Aloysius: Ruthie Tilston
Father Flynn: Robinson Wilson
Sister James: Andria Young
Mrs. Muller: Michelle Sandiford
DOUBT, A PARABLE by American playwright, screenwriter and director, John Patrick Shanley, is a tightly-woven mystery. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play is an eloquent, provocative investigation of elusive truth and terrible consequence, compelling and thought-provoking theatre.
Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, this powerful drama examines the perils of moral certainty. Conservative Sister Aloysius suspects modern-minded and charismatic Father Flynn of inappropriate behaviour in the school. Once suspicion takes hold, can there be any room for doubt?
Critics proclaim DOUBT, A PARABLE to be an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.
MATURE THEMES – NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Reproduced by permission of the author and Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Directer: Catherine Hannon
Producers: Catherine Hannon and Eric Macdonald
Stage Manager: Phyllis Katcher
Marty: TJ MacPherson
James: Brian Mather
Shultz: Jon Faris
Theresa: Nicole Abbott
Lauren: Laurel Moffat
RainShadow Theatre Collective and Courtenay Little Theatre present Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation at The Old Church Theatre, Courtenay, on May 30, April, 1, 2, 3, 2020. Profits will go to support Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum restoration. Ticket information will be available closer to the production date.
Circle Mirror Transformation takes place in the small town of Shirley, Vermont where five strangers embark on a journey together in a creative drama class for adults. Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group – Schultz, a recently divorced, emotionally vulnerable carpenter, Theresa, an earnest and vibrant former actress, James, Marty’s quiet and genial husband, and Lauren, a reserved and self-conscious high schooler – experiment with acting exercises, with results ranging from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. Through these seemingly harmless games, quiet wars are waged, emotional wounds are nursed, and transformation begins.
Annie Baker is an up and coming American playwright who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Flick. Circle Mirror Transformation won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and Baker’s latest play The Antipodes was recently performed at The Royal National Theatre in London, England. This production is directed by Catherine Hannon (Hedda Gabler and The Drawer Boy for Courtenay Little Theatre) and will be performed in The Old Church Theatre, offering a unique, immersive theatrical experience in a small and intimate venue.
“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION is about real people exploring their lives through tiny leaps of faith and creativity.” – Backstage Magazine
“Annie Baker’s play is an absolute feast…the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word.” – The New York Times