Aug. 13 - Aug. 14
Set against the backdrop of a 1960s America, in the midst of political and social change, a progressive young priest’s conduct at a Bronx Catholic school comes under question by one of the sisters, whose beliefs are deeply rooted in a stern and unquestionable tradition. In this powerful drama, the actions and motivations of each are scrutinized and suspicion mounts, the two are drawn into a battle that threatens irrevocable consequences for all involved.
“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So asks Father Flynn, the progressive and beloved priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, in his sermon. It’s 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius. However, when an unconscionable accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. And as for the truth of the matter? As Father Flynn says, "Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” In stunning prose, John Patrick Shanley delves into the murky shadows of moral certainty, his characters always balancing on the thin line between truth and consequences. Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.
Auditions for Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama
August 13 and 14, 2018
Picturebox Studio 701 Tillery St. Austin, Texas 78702
Parking lot and entrance doors at left of the building.
Time: Monday and Tuesday, August 13 and 14, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Ten-minute slots by appointment. Callbacks if needed. Show dates October 12- November 4. Rehearsals beginning the first week of September.
Needed: No prepared monologue is needed. Readings from the show will be performed, so be familiar with the show. Sides will be available on the website a few days before auditions. You may be asked to stay beyond the ten-minute appt. time. Please bring headshot and resume. Casting all roles, including actresses of color.
Directed by guest director Rick Roemer.