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Further information: contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations office, (570) 208-5957
March 22, 2017 – The King’s College Theatre Department will present playwright John Patrick Shanley’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable,” at 7:30 p.m. on March 30-April 1, and April 6-8, and at 2 p.m. on April 2 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
The story follows principal Sister Aloysius of St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, N.Y., who believes in restraint, self-control and a rigid dedication to discipline. When she learns that the progressive parish priest Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled altar boy, she becomes suspicious of his engaging attitudes. Armed with nothing more than a resolute belief in her suspicion and a few circumstantial details, she instigates a relentless campaign to remove the priest, enlisting the help of a subordinate nun and the child's mother.
“Doubt: A Parable” was recognized by the theatre community in 2005 with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. The play was adapted for film and directed by Shanley, garnering Oscar nominations for the four lead actors and Shanley himself as playwright in 2008.
The play will feature actors Allen Bonk, Wilkes-Barre, (Father Flynn); Desiree Evans, Cape May, N.J., (Mrs. Muller); Ashley Surdovel, Topton (Sister Aloysius); and Audrey Williams, Kingston (Sister James).
The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen Bonk of Wilkes-Barre and Ashley Surdovel of Topton will play the lead roles in King’s College Theatre Department’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Doubt: A Parable.”