Doubt: A Parable at Kalamazoo’s Farmers Alley Theatre
Farmers Alley Theatre's 11th season moves from sing-along entertainment to cerebral drama as they present Doubt: A Parable directed by D. Terry Williams. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama received the Hollywood treatment ten years ago with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman stepping in to the lead roles, and earning even more praise for this already thoroughly decorated story. According to Farmers Alley's website, Doubt follows the conflict between a by-the-Bible nun and a charismatic priest:
Sister Aloysius is a rigidly conservative nun and principal at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx in the fall of 1964. When Father Flynn, a beloved and charismatic parish priest advocates reform of some of the school’s strict customs, Sister Aloysius is put in direct conflict with his progressive outlook for the future. When a fellow nun tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to one of their male students, she begins a personal crusade against the priest – despite her lack of evidence.