Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning Play is coming to OgdensburgDoubt, by John Patrick Shanley, which was a sensation on Broadway in the 2005-2006 season and which was turned into an Oscar nominated film in 2008, will be performed one night only on MARCH 31st at 7:45 in Ogdensburg High School Auditorium as part of Ogdensburg Command Performances. The Broadway run won Tonys for best play, best actress, best director of a play and best featured actress in a play. The movie version was the last film to have four actors nominated for Oscars. This play is presented by the Montana Repertory Company. This production has already played in fourteen states and this is the touring group’s last stop. Ogdensburg Command Performances presents Doubt on Saturday, March 31 at 7:45 p.m. in the OFA George Hall Auditorium. Tickets $16 to $35. For tickets call 393-2625 or visit www.ilovetheatre.org. Take from the Montana Repertory Website Montana Repertory Theatre specializes in the great stories of our world. Often they are classic American dramas like Death of a Salesman or A Streetcar Named Desire. Sometimes we celebrate comedy with the likes of Neil Simon (Lost in Yonkers) or Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor). And occasionally we come upon a new American play that we feel will endure, becoming a classic in its own right. Such is the case with our 2012 selection, John Patrick Shanley's Doubt.
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, Doubt provides that rare evening of theatre that thoroughly entertains and is altogether captivating emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually.
The achievement of this play is considerable. In one evening Shanley tackles faith, trust, mendacity, friendship, and the Church with a deft and insightful touch. The battle between Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius is archetypal in its power and scope. This is theatre that brings audiences to the edge of their seats and introduces topics that will be discussed long after the final curtain.
Shanley takes doubt very seriously, finding it a positive commodity in a world where talking heads are always so certain, often leading us into unfortunate consequences. Doubt is real. Doubt might, in fact, be healthy. In an extraordinary theatrical sleight of hand, Shanley leaves audiences no simple answers, no pat solutions, and no easy outs. This is playwriting on the highest level, rivaling Molière, Williams, and Shakespeare. Is it any wonder that Montana Rep is so thrilled to be presenting this great new American play? We invite you to join us for the always-incredible journey of live theatre.