HU Theatre Company to present ‘Doubt’ starting on Sept. 27

The Huntington University Theatre Company will open its fall season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play, "Doubt."

The drama, set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, explores truth and consequences.

Sister Aloysius (Lindsay Siewert), the school principal, suspects the young and charismatic Father Flynn (Joshua Cookingham) of improper relations with one of his students, raising nuanced questions of moral certainty.
Siewert, of Huntington, is a senior at HU majoring in theater performance.

Jessica Wagel, also of Huntington, appears in "Doubt" as Sister James. She is a junior majoring in theater performance.

"Doubt" will be performed in the Merillat Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre at Huntington University Sept. 27-29. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sept. 29. Jonathan D. Hicks, assistant professor of theater at Huntington University, will direct the play.

"Doubt is something that makes a person stronger," Hicks said. "Every character must discover within themselves the doubt they are wrestling with - but when they are aware of that doubt, they become better, and different. They're not the same person."

Written by John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt" was originally staged on Nov. 23, 2004, at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In March 2005, it was transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway, where it ran for 525 performances. The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

For reservations, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at 359-4261 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets also will be sold at the door before every performance. Tickets are now on sale.

For more information about the Huntington University Theatre Company, visit www.huntington.edu/theatre.