HUTC questions moral certainty with ‘Doubt’

Doubt, Huntington University Theatre CompanyHUNTINGTON, Ind. The Huntington University Theatre Company is proud to open its fall season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play, "Doubt."

This gripping drama is an eloquent and provocative exploration of truth and consequences set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964. High tension mounts as Sister Aloysius (Lindsay Siewert), the school principal, suspects the young and charismatic Father Flynn (Joshua Cookingham) of improper relations with one of his students. This rare gem of a play is a story of suspicion that is less about scandal and more about the nuanced questions of moral certainty.

"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 special 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sept. 29. Jonathan D. Hicks, assistant professor of theatre 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.

Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for HU students and $9 for HU faculty/staff.

For reservations, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at 260-359-4261 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.

Reserve or purchase your tickets soon as seating is very limited.

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