About This Show:
In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.
Featuring Gift Ensemble Members: Cyd Blakewell, Jennifer Glasse, Mary Ann Thebus and Michael Patrick Thornton
March 31: Come Closer with John Patrick Shanley Come join John Patrick Shanley--the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar, and Tony Award winning playwright of DOUBT: A PARABLE--for a "Come Closer" conversation with The Gift ensemble and director of our acclaimed production of DOUBT. Tickets for this special performance include a beer or wine and an exclusive conversation following our closing performance.
March 24: Post Show Discussion - Race Relations in the Catholic Church
Dr. Timothy Milinovich, theologian and author, leads this conversation about the history of race relations in the Catholic Church.
Scenic Design- Arnel Sancianco
Light Design- Mike Durst
Sound Design- Matthew Chapman
Costume Design- Sanja Manakoski
Properties Design- Dana Macel
Production and Stage Manager- Sarah Luse
Technical Director- David Preis
Dramaturg- Maggie Andersen
Master Electrician- Conchita Avitia
Scenic Artist and Assistant Stage Manager- Courtney Wikelman
A note from The Gift Theatre Company
At The Gift, we believe in ensemble and in always striving for the impossible. When it became clear that our ensemble member Mary Ann Thebus’ consistent retention of the script was challenging due to side-effects from medication, we chose to see it as an opportunity to remind ourselves and Chicago what makes us who we are. At The School at Steppenwolf in 2001, Mary Ann first taught many of us who would go on to form The Gift what it means to be brave, to unabashedly own our truth, to fight, to slaughter vanity in pursuit of helping humanity through our art; with her performance in ‘Doubt’—assisted by the aid of a script—her master class continues. As her character Sister Aloysius says: “I will do what needs to be done." May we all be so brave.