Thursday, December 30, 2010

auditions for "Doubt"

Director Bruce McLean will be holding auditions for "Doubt" at Reading Community Players on January 10 & 11 at 7 p.m.

Father Flynn - Ages 23-40
Sister Aloysius - Ages 50-70
Sister James - Ages 20-30
Mrs. Mullen - African-American woman - Ages 35-40

Doubt: A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley set in a Bronx Catholic school during the fall of 1964.
"What do you do when you're not sure?" Father Flynn asks the audience in the opening line of this play, setting the stage for a story of suspicion and moral certainty.
Sister Aloysius is an old-school nun who insists that her students not be coddled: "Every easy choice today will have its consequence tomorrow. Mark my words." Flynn, following the Second Vatican Council's directive, believes the clergy should be more accessible to the parish and be thought of "as members of their family."
These two schools of thought come into direct conflict when Aloysius suspects Flynn of "interfering" with Donald Muller, the school's first black student. Sister James, an inexperienced but enthusiastic young nun is enlisted as witness. When James reluctantly reports smelling alcohol on Donald's breath after a visit with Flynn, she sets the play's central conflict into motion. The fourth character, Mrs. Muller (Donald's mother) provides yet another perspective when she's brought in to discuss the situation with Aloysius.

The show is scheduled to run March 11-20, 2011. The theater is located at 403 N. 11th Street in Reading.
(610) 375-9106


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