Renaissance Theatre's Doubt is This Weekend


Renaissance Theatre will present the award winning play “Doubt,” A Parable, written by John Patrick Stanley, this weekend, Sept. 13 & 14 at 7 p.m., at the Bethel Performing Arts Center on Stonewall Street across from City Hall in McKenzie.

The play is set in 1964, at St. Nicolas Catholic Church and Elementary School in the Bronx. The crisply-written play focuses on the conversations between Sister Aloysius (Faye Taylor, Senior), the strict school principal, a more progressive and kindhearted Sister James (Chelsea Fuller, Senior) and Father Flynn (Jamie Sullivan, Senior), who is also the new-age parish priest.

Once Sister Aloysius suspects Father Flynn of committing a crime against the school’s only African-American student, Donald Muller, she is determined to have Flynn removed from the school. In his defense, Father Flynn reminds Sister Aloysius “even if you feel certainty, it is an emotion and not a fact.” The audience is also introduced to Donald Muller’s cunning mother Mrs. Muller (Alexis Ward, Sophomore).

“I am thrilled for the opportunity and challenge of directing this complex production,” commented Travis McLeese, Director of Renaissance Relations who is directing this production.  “I remember seeing the production and walking out of the theatre speechless.”  

Tickets for Doubt are $10. All Bethel Faculty, Staff and Students receive free admission with Bethel ID. For more information or to reserve your tickets contact the Renaissance Office at 731-393-0405.