By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Michael Chase
This intense drama is set in fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx during the fall of 1964. Sister Aloysius, the principal at St. Nicholas, begins to doubt the integrity of her parish Priest, Father Flynn, when she learns that he has met privately with one of Sister James’ students. This amazing play inspires us to think deeply about important topics like faith vs. skepticism, traditional vs. progressive education, abuses of power, religious repression, integration in the 1960s, and, of course, the unsettling nature of doubt.
Sister Aloysius – The head nun and principal of St Nicholas School. In her 50s or 60s, she is watchful, reserved and unsentimental. She’s a no-nonsense, hardened administrator, determined to maintain order and tradition.
Father Flynn – A new priest at St. Nicholas. His background is working class. In his 30s or 40s, he is well-liked and particularly popular with the boys that he coaches in basketball. He’s rather liberal and “modern” in his religious views.
Sister James – A young nun in her 20s who is an enthusiastic but inexperienced eighth grade teacher at St. Nicholas. She is reserved, but cares about her students and wants to think the best of everyone.
Mrs. Muller – The mother of St. Nicholas student Donald Muller. She is an African-American woman, late 30s to 40s, working class, weary and wary of the world. She has learned to accept what she has to accept and work with it.
Produced by Stage One Inc. at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville
Performances: March 12-22, 2015
Performance Times: March 12, 13, 14, 20,& 21 at 7:30 PM.
March 15 & 22 at 2:00 PM.
Ticket Prices: Adults – S15 • Students – $8 plus $1 JPAC ticket fee.
Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
January 10 at 3:00 PM
January 12 at 6:00 PM