On Monday, April 9 at 7:00pm, Readers Theater will present Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley in the Hubbard Room of the Russell Library.
The play is set in a fictional Catholic school in the Bronx. Sister Aloysius, a deeply conservative nun, learns that the school’s priest met one-on-one with the first African-American student, and accuses him of molesting the student. Ben Brantley’s review states, “The play's balance of conflicting viewpoints, its austere institutional setting and its sensational front-page subject at first bring to mind those tidy topical melodramas of truth and falsehood that were once so popular.”
Th play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. It was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Flynn and Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysium.
The library closes at 6:00pm on Monday. The audience is requested to enter the Hubbard Room from the Court Street double-door entrance.
Readers Theater is sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library. General audience seating, no reservations necessary.