Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner for Best Play
The Ramor Theatre Presents
Doubt: A Parable with Peter Trant, Liz O'Hanlon, Emer Sexton & Agnes Efemuai. Directed by Padraig McIntyre
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.
The play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, during the fall of 1964. There is Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest. There is the school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun, who harbours a deep mistrust toward her students, her fellow teachers, and society in general. And there is Naïve and impressionable, Sister James.
Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn are put into direct conflict when she learns from Sister James that the priest met one-on-one with Donald Muller, St. Nicholas’ first African-American student. Mysterious circumstances lead her to believe that sexual misconduct occurred. Aloysius, dissatisfied with Flynn’s explanation, meets with Donald’s mother, Mrs. Muller.
With no actual proof that Father Flynn is or is not innocent, the audience is left with its own doubt.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play 2005.
Admission: €18 & €16
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley at The Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Photography: Dessie Connors