Doubt examines the human tendency to convict others with our own convictions and to doubt others with our own doubts. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt is set at St. Nicholas, a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. Sister Aloysius, the strict and strong-minded principal, suspects that the young priest, Father Flynn, might be making improper advances toward the school’s first African-American student. 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 of his guilt. With Sister James and the student’s mother, Mrs. Muller, caught in the middle, the priest and principal face off in a battle of wills.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier is a nun of the order of Sisters of Charity. She is watchful, reserved and unsentimental. She’s a no-nonsense, hardened administrator, determined to maintain order and tradition.
Father Flynn, priest of St. Nicholas Church, has a working-class background. he is well-liked and particularly popular with the boys that he coached in basketball. He is rather modern in his religious views.
Sister James, eighth-grade teacher, is in her 20s. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity and is reserved, but there is “a bit of sunshine in her heart.” She cares about her students and wants to think the best of everyone.
Mrs. Muller is an African-American woman, working class, weary and wary of the world. She has learned to accept what she has to accept and work with it.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, December 11 and will take place Sundays 6 – 9 p.m. and Mondays through Thursdays from 7 - 10:00 p.m.
Technical rehearsals are mandatory and take place on:
Sunday, January 28 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, January 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Performances will run from February 1 to February 11, for a total of 9 performances.
Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Melanie YC Pepe is the Chief Executive Artistic Director at Weathervane and holds a B.F.A. in Theatrical Performance and Management from Kent State University, where she is now serving on Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance Advisory Board. She is currently working on her graduate certificate at Cornell University. At Weathervane, she has produced over 50 theatrical productions. She was recognized by the Weathervane's Board in 2011 with the Weathervane Board of Trustees Award. Recent directing credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, The Santaland Diaries, Red, Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.