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|Trinity Street Theatre
901 Trinity Street. Austin, TX 78701
Thursday - Saturday 8 pm.Sunday 3 pm
No show Thursday, November 22
Joel Gross, Brooke Culbertson, April Patterson
and Babs George as Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Directed by guest director Rick Roemer
“If I could, Sister James, I would certainly choose to live in innocence.
But innocence can only be wisdom in a world without evil. – Sister Aloysius
Doubt brings a gripping storm of suspicion and scandal where no simple truths or
answers exist. Set against the backdrop of 1960s America, a turbulent time 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. As the actions and motivations of each are scrutinized and
suspicion mounts, the two are drawn into a battle that threatens irrevocable
consequences. In this powerful story, doubt lies in the mind of everyone involved.
“It is doubt (so often experienced initially as weakness) that changes things."
– John Patrick Shanley
Playwright John Patrick Shanley is an accomplished writer and director. The youngest
child of Irish immigrants, he attended an East Bronx Catholic school for most of his
upbringing until constant rebellion led to his expulsion. Reflecting on his childhood, he
recalled “People would look at me and become enraged. I believe that the reason was,
they could see that I saw them. And they didn’t like that.” Doubt, which opened on
Broadway in 2005, won the Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics Circle
Award, The Drama League Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.
Shanley's original screenplays include The January Man, Five Corners, and Moonstruck,
for which he won an Oscar, and the screen adaptation of Doubt earned him an Academy
Award nomination. His list of plays, many of which he directed, include Defiance, Savage
In Limbo, Beggars In the House of Plenty, Italian American Reconciliation, Four Dogs And
A Bone, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and Dirty Story.
Guest director Rick Roemer is an actor, voice actor, director, and teacher. He recently
retired as a professor of Theatre from Southwestern University. Earlier this year, he
directed The Father for Jarrott Productions and upcoming, he is reprising the role of
Jasper in Austin Playhouse’s The Mystery of Edwin of Drood. He received his PhD from
UCLA in Theatre and is the author of “Charles Ludlam and the Ridiculous Theatrical Co.”
The Cast. Leading the way is Austin actress Babs George as Sister Aloysius Beauvier.
While she has worked professionally in regional theatres across the country, Austin is
home: Tribes (Zach Scott Theatre), Merry Wives of Windsor (Austin Shakespeare), The
Glass Menagerie (TexArts), The Secretary (Theatre en Bloc), Clybourne Park (Penfold
Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (St. Edwards Mary Moody Theatre), The Cherry Orchard
(Texas State University), and numerous performances as a company member of the
Austin Playhouse. She has an M.F.A. from The Shakespeare Theatre and George
Washington University, is the creator and director of The Actor’s School, and has taught
at Texas State University, St. Edwards, University of Texas, and Southwestern University.
Babs has been a member of Actors’ Equity and Screen Actors Guild for over 35 years.
Also featured in the production, is the talented cast of Joel Gross (Father Flynn), Brooke
Culbertson (Sister James), and April Patterson (Mrs. Muller).
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
November 8 - 25. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
No show Thursday, November 22nd.
Trinity Street Theatre. 901 Trinity Street. Austin, TX 78701.
General Seating $15. Center Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or email@example.com. www.citytheatreaustin.org
|November 8 - 25