Kentwood Players announces auditions for “DOUBT, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley on Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 3 pm and on Sunday, May 13 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester.
Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 14 from 7:30 pm to 10. The production is directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Calia Mintzer-Wolf and Linda Reinhardt by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York..
Performances will be from July 13 to August 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse.
“DOUBT, A Parable” won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. It tells the story of a nun in a Bronx Catholic School in 1964 who suspects a popular priest of inappropriate behavior with a student. Armed with nothing more than a resolute belief in her suspicions and a few circumstantial details, Sister Aloysius instigates a campaign to remove Father Flynn, the beloved and progressive parish priest, from St. Nicholas School.
She enlists the help of a Sister James, young nun in the order, and the child's tormented mother, Mrs. Muller. The simple, always shifting plot leaves all four characters and the audience wondering whether they were justified in their thoughts, motives and actions for as Father Flynn states in his opening sermon, "Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty."
Auditions will consist of reading short scenes from the script. The director requests that you be familiar with the play. Please bring your headshot, resume, and appointment calendar with you as the rehearsal schedule will be posted. Advance appointments are not necessary.
Press Release for “DOUBT, A Parable” auditions
Kentwood Players at Westchester Playhouse