Stray Kats Theatre Company is teaming up with Third Eye Productions, to present their first collaboration, “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley, which will be a featured event of the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival. The professional cast will include Kate Katcher and Patrick Kearney appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association. CT actresses Molly Garbe and Denise Johnson, both Equity Candidates. It is directed by Don Striano.
A Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play, John Simon of New York Magazine wrote: this is “a theatrical experience it would be sinful to miss.”
Set in 1964 “Doubt”, explores the tensions between a Catholic School Principal and their Parish Priest when she questions his ambiguous relationship with a troubled student. At a time when trust was the order or the day, no one could imagine that trust could be shattered. “Doubt” explores that moment and the beginning of change. Sides are chosen, wounds are inflicted; somewhere among the mayhem lies the truth.
As Shanley writes, “Doubt requires more courage than conviction does… because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite…” “You may come out of my play uncertain. You may want to be sure. Look down on that feeling.”
“Doubt” will be presented at Meeting House located at the intersection of Churchill Road and Main Street, in the shadow of Newtown’s iconic Flagpole.
Dates: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. All shows at 7:30 p.m.
Place: The Meeting House, 31 Main Street, Newtown CT (at the Flagpole)
Price: $25. Reservations requested.
Tickets may be purchased at Queen Street Gifts and Treats, 3 Queen Street, Newtown, CT or online at www.StrayKatsTheatreCompany.org.
For further information, contact Kate Katcher at 203-514-2221 or email@example.com.
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