Moore OnStage Brings 'Doubt' to Sunrise
Moore OnStage brings the phenomenal Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning play "Doubt" to the Sunrise Theater in March.
Set in 1964 at a Catholic church in the Bronx, the play opens with Father Flynn giving a sermon on the nature of doubt and how it can be, like faith, such a unifying force.
As a result of this sermon, Sister Aloysius, the conservative principal of the attached school, questions his inspiration for the subject of his sermon, creating an atmosphere of suspicion around him and his behavior with his students.
Her conversations with Sister James, a young teacher at the school, and the mother of the only black student at the school, and the student in question of Father Flynn's attentions, only provoke her persistence that "something" inappropriate has happened.
Despite her lack of evidence and support from anyone, Sister Aloysius pursues her suspicions to the point of having Father Flynn removed from the school. But in the end, did she truly believe that he was guilty?
"Lynda Clark, who played this role at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh, will have you forming your own opinions, dividing the audience equally," says Cinny Beggs, of Moore OnStage.
Clark was last seen as Aunt Eller in the Moore OnStage production of "Oklahoma!" and prior to that, "Master Class," in which she played Maria Callas.
Jamey Helsman, who will be playing the priest, played Ali Hakim in "Oklahoma!" and more recently Max in "Lend Me a Tenor."
They will be joined by Juliet Eden as Sister James, who has performed with Temple Theatre most recently in "Guys and Dolls" and "A Christmas Carol."
Rounding out the cast as Mrs. Muller is Ruby Blackman, a newcomer to Moore OnStage. She plays the mother of the boy with both sympathy and compassion, but her conviction of making sure her son has a future is obvious.
"Doubt" will be playing at the Sunrise Theater March 7-11.
The sponsor, Eye Candy Gallery, will have an art display at the theater throughout the run and will also host "talk back" sessions at the gallery each evening following the show with a cash wine bar.
"The performance is only 1? hours long, including a 15-minute intermission, allowing this time to express what you, the audience, really believe happened," says Beggs.
Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling (910) 692-7118. All seats are $23 except for Wednesday, March 7, special pricing night, where all seats are $15.
Visit www.mooreonstage.com for further information.
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