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Houston Production of ‘Doubt’ Examines an Uncertain World

Lone Star College-CyFair’s drama department presents John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt, A Parable from March 27 to April 12. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play was written just a decade ago but is set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. It explores what happens when a nun, without direct evidence, suspects a […]

Lone Star College-CyFair’s drama department presents John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt, A Parable from March 27 to April 12.

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play was written just a decade ago but is set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. It explores what happens when a nun, without direct evidence, suspects a priest has abused a child. Shanley intentionally doesn’t reveal whether such an act took place. Besides which, Jeffrey Wax, the director of Lone Star Cy-Fair’s production, says that’s not what the play’s really about.

Houston Matters’ Craig Cohen talks with the director and cast about the issues and themes raised by this parable set 50 years ago, and how its revelations about human nature, power, gender roles, and rumors resonate in our lives in 2015 Houston.

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