OUR 2012 TOUR: DOUBT: A Parable

By JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY

Tour Itinerary (PDF)

Press Kit (PDF)

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.

Greg Johnson, Artistic Director, Montana Repertory Theatre


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BOOKING OUTSIDE MONTANA:
Rena Shagan Associates, Inc.
16 A West 88th Street, New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-9700 / Fax: (212) 873-1708
info@shaganarts.com

BOOKINGS IN MONTANA:
Montana Repertory Theatre
The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6809 / Fax: (406) 243-5726
montana.rep@umontana.edu