09 Jul THEATRE ASPEN’S ‘DOUBT’ SURE TO LEAVE AUDIENCE THINKING LONG AFTER SEEING PLAY
BY Kimberly Nicoletti, special to The Aspen Times
“Doubt, A Parable” is particularly relevant in this day and age, when it’s hard to know the exact truth wherever power exists. Set in the 1960s at a Catholic school amid political and social change, the traditional principal, Sister Aloysius, questions a progressive young priest’s conduct with one of his male students.
The fast-moving 90-minute play written by John Patrick Shanley in 2004 is a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner. It opens at Theatre Aspen July 14 and stars Karen Ziemba, a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and three-time Tony award winner. Jessie Shelton, Jeremy Beck and Jasmin Walker round out the cast as Sister James, Father Flynn and Mrs. Mueller.
“We are so thrilled that we have been able to bring such an incredible cast and creative team together for our production,” said Britt Marden, director of artistic planning at Theatre Aspen. “Skillfully directed by Jenn Thompson, this small and mighty cast is going to make audiences feel like they are listening in on the lives of these characters as they all struggle with their decisions.”….