Cut to the Chase Theatre presents Doubt: A Parable

Press Release

Wednesday, November 18 2015

Cut to the Chase Theatre (CTTCT) is presenting a dynamic staged reading of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley.

After the success of their first production, The Good Doctor, CTTCT’s artistic director Robin Kelley decided to do something a little “meatier.” Doubt filled the bill. 

Kelley says she started the company with the intention of showcasing both professional and new actors. “We are not just sitting down, we are on our feet performing...therefore, I call it a ‘dynamic’ reading.”

In the first line of the play, Father Flynn asks, “What do you do when you’re not sure?” and proceeds to talk about how, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” It is 1964 and much is changing in the world and in the church. He is a progressive and beloved priest at St. Nicholas Church School and when suspicions against the Father are brought to light, Sister Aloysius wants justice. The truth is never simple and the theme of doubt runs throughout the play, as well as themes of justice and compassion, sexual abuse, gender roles in the church, and personal integrity.

Featuring Louise Amuir, Robin Kelley, Jane Olynyk and Drew Staniland.

Performances on Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Road.

Tix by donation, info 250-247-9776.