Start Date & Time: March 8, 2013 6:30 PM
End Date & Time: March 9, 2013 10:30 PM
Location: Ballroom (Dinner) / Theater (Play)
Doubt: A Parable
March 8th & 9th
written by John Patrick Shanley
produced by Treehouse Arts Ensemble
The setting is St. Nicholas, a Catholic Church and school in the Bronx, New York. The year is 1964. St. Nicholas School has just admitted its first African-American student, Donald Muller, and Sister Aloysius, the school’s principal is concerned that St. Nicholas’s popular priest, Father Flynn, might be making improper advances toward the boy. She enlists the aid of a young teacher, Sister James, in her efforts to validate her concerns and confront Father Flynn. Flynn is as adamant in his denial of any wrongdoing as Sister Aloysius is certain that he is guilty. With Sister James and Donald’s mother, Mrs. Muller, caught in the middle, the priest and principal face off in a battle of wills that will force one of them to leave St. Nicholas.
Doubt, then, is a parable for our time: When should we stand firm in our beliefs? When must we accept a measure of doubt into our thinking, and give someone else the benefit of that doubt? When belief begins to slip, will doubt help us to renew our humanity or make us into a lie?
Chopped Vegetable Salad (Sweet Onion Dressing)
Braeburn Apple Juice Brined Half Chicken, Double Corn Grits, Baby Carrots, Corn Bread Sauce
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whipped Cream and Caramelized Bananas
Tickets are $45* per person for each show.
Each gourmet meal will be prepared by Chef Jamie Henderson
and his wonderful staff of culinary craftspeople.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.
The curtain will rise for each performance
in the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater at 8:00 p.m.
Call Beth in the Conference Center
at 1-88 TAMARACK (1-888-262-7225) x168 to reserve your seat.
Locally, you can call 256-6843.
Reservations are required.
*6% tax not included
Registration Price: $40