- What: Doubt: A Parable - a John Patrick Shanley play that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2005 Tony for Best Play.
- Where: The former 'Frame Shop' store at 1811 Adams St in Uptown Toledo. ( map ) Seating capacity is about 60.
- When: Oct 20 through Nov 2, 2007
- Sat, Oct 20 - 8:00pm Preview (All Seats $10!)
- Sun, Oct 21 - 3:00pm Preview (All Seats $10!)
- Wed, Oct 24 - 7:00pm (Pay What You Can Night)
- Thu, Oct 25 - 8:00pm (Date Night - Buy one, get second 1/2 off, also talk to the actors and crew of Doubt after the show)
- Fri, Oct 26 - 8:00pm
- Sat, Oct 27 - 8:00pm
- Sun, Oct 28 - 3:00pm
- Thu, Nov 1 - 8:00pm (Date Night - Buy one, get second 1/2 off, also talk to the actors and crew of Doubt after the show)
- Fri, Nov. 2 - 8:00pm Closing night
- Cost: Tickets range from $13 for students and seniors to $17 general. Student rush (15 minutes before curtain) is $10.
- Note: October 19 update on the Harvest Theatre Web site :
October 15 update on the Harvest Theatre Web site :
While we are still planning on mounting "Doubt, A Parable" within the next two weeks, we just are not sure WHERE yet. Thankfully, there are a couple of really fine folks who have stepped to the forefront and have asked us to consider their venues as possibilities.Please keep an eye posted on this site and we will inform you as soon as we have a venue.
About the playwright
For his script for the 1987 film, Moonstruck, John Patrick Shanley won the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.1 Shanley has written over 20 stage plays.
Shanley is from the Bronx. He was thrown out of St. Helena's kindergarten. He was banned from St. Anthony's hot lunch program for life. He was expelled from Cardinal Spellman High School. He was placed on academic probation by New York University and instructed to appear before a tribunal if he wished to return. When asked why he had been treated in this way by all these institutions, he burst into tears and said he had no idea. Then he went into the United States Marine Corps.2
In 2004 Shanley was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame.1
About the play
Doubt opened off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club on November 23, 2004, and transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in March 2005. When it closed July 2, 2006, it had run 525 performances and 25 previews, making it the fifth longest running play on Broadway in the preceding 10 years.3
The story: In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.4
- 2005 Obie Award for playwriting
- 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- 2005 Tony for Best Play
- 2005 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
- 2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
- 2007 Touring Broadway Award as Best Play
1 Wikipedia: John Patrick Shanley
2 Doubt: A Parable - paperback
3 Wikipedia: Doubt
4 Dramatists Play Service: Doubt