by StageCenter Community Theatre

Oct. 05 - Oct. 21

“Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, "Doubt: A Parable" by John Patrick Shanley is a compelling drama that explores the complex themes of faith, morality, and ambiguity. Set in a 1960s Catholic school, the story unfolds as the rigid principal, Sister Aloysius, begins to harbor suspicions about Father Flynn. These concerns lead to a subtle yet intense conflict that raises questions about trust, integrity, and the fine line between certainty and doubt. With its nuanced characters and gripping dialogue, the play draws audiences into a thought-provoking examination of human nature and ethical dilemmas. Its intellectual depth and emotional resonance make "Doubt: A Parable" a timeless and engaging theatrical experience.”

​"All of these characters are beautifully written with depth. This show calls for a very strong cast. I look forward to seeing you all at auditions." -Robin Sutton

John Patrick Stanley's dark parable Doubt is directed by Robin Sutton.


Mark Bendiksen as Father Flynn

Jennifer Hargis as Sister Aloysius

Grace Hendrix as Sister James

Wanda Mason as Mrs Muller

Doubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Robin Sutton
Underwritten by Alan Bryant
Rating: Teen+ - Recommended For Patrons 13+
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In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. 

"All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley's provocative new play, DOUBT, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Something rare for this season: a laudable new American play." - Variety.

"A beautifully balanced drama. Shanley is a writer working at the top of his craft, making the most of a muted but evocative palette in the pursuit of truth's shadows. Here, for the first time in a long time, is a play that is about something." - Chicago Tribune

"An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written." - Time Out NY.

by John Patrick Shanley
StageCenter Community Theatre

October 05 - October 21, 2023
StageCenter Community Theatre
218 N Bryan Avenue
Bryan, TX, 77803

October 5 - 21, 2023

Fridays - Sundays; Thursday performance October 15

Box Office/Lobby opens at 7 pm.  
Show starts promptly at 7:30 pm

Sunday Matinee October 15 at  2 pm.
Box office opens at 1:30 pm.
Show starts promptly at 2 pm

Masks are encouraged as we are back to 100% seating capacity. They aren’t required, but we honor you for doing what makes you feel safest! 
Please do not attend if you're feeling ill.