Mark your calendar for the next OIB party March 11, Playhouse On The Green. Say what? That’s right, I’m inviting OIB friends to be my guest opening night of Doubt. Here’s the deal. We’re having a pre-show party at 7 p.m. OIB friends will adjourn to the balcony of the Playhouse On The Green for the 8 p.m. performance. If you’ve never been there it’s the berries, 177 State Street Downtown, across from McLevy Green. It will be a slammin’ night. John Patrick Shanley’s an amazing writer. He also wrote Moonstruck. The show is directed by Bridgeport Theatre Company Artistic Director Eli Newsom. BTC produces sweet shows at the Playhouse.
I need a head count for this party. If you want to join us as an OIB guest, please send me an email with number of guests at firstname.lastname@example.org. More about the show:
BRIDGEPORT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS DOUBT
Bridgeport Theatre Company, Fairfield County’s newest theatre group, presents Doubt: A Parable, the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning play by John Patrick Shanley, performing March 11th – March 27th at Playhouse on the Green, located at 177 State Street in Downtown Bridgeport.
Doubt is an engrossing drama that examines the themes of doubt versus certainty, and tradition versus change as viewed through the prism of the Catholic Church in the 1960s. One woman’s monumental certainty shines as harshly as a naked light bulb amidst the shadows of uncertainty. Set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, suspicions of doubt are cast when Sister Aloysius accuses Father Flynn, the beloved and progressive parish priest, of some unholy behavior. The play is an inspired study in moral uncertainty, with the compellingly certain structure of an old-fashioned detective drama; it holds your conscious attention as an intelligent and measured debate of conscience.
“All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley’s provocative new play, DOUBT.”—Variety.
This is the one play that any theatre lover should see. The show is directed by Artistic Director, Eli Newsom, and the cast features Brian Michael Riley (Bridgeport) as Father Flynn, Lucy Babbitt (Stratford) as Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Camara McLaughlin (Westport) as Sister James, and Cassandra Lindsey-Williams (Meriden) as Mrs. Muller. Doubt ran for 525 performances on Broadway where it won four Tony Awards including Best Play. John Patrick Shanley is the author of numerous plays, and he has written extensively for TV and film, including Moonstruck, for which he won an Academy Award for original screenplay.
“#1 show of the year. Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides.”—NY Newsday.
For additional information about Bridgeport Theatre Company and directions to the theatre, visit www.BridgeportTheatre.org