The Stagecrafters 2023-2024 season opens with John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Doubt: A Parable. Set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964 the school’s Principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigid traditionalist, suspects Father Flynn a young, progressive, charismatic priest of inappropriate behavior with a young male student, Donald Muller. The nun’s suspicions lead her on a campaign to bring down Father Flynn after it is revealed that the priest had a one on one meeting with the young boy. The direct conflict between the two, a clash of wills and generations, form the basis of the play. Lies, truths and doubts percolate throughout raising many questions and answering none.
John Patrick Shanley is the author of 23 plays including Outside Mullingar which was produced at The Stagecrafters in 2018. He is also the author of the Academy Award winning screenplay for Moonstruck, the film starring Cher and Nicholas Cage.