Doubt: A Parable

by John Patrick Shanley

Kecia Campbell as Mrs. Muller and Stephanie Mumford as Sister Aloysius.

QTC Archives: 2016-2017 Season

April 7 – May 7, 2017

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, set in 1964, pits Catholic school principal Sister Aloysius against the new, charismatic priest, Father Flynn, when his relationship with the school’s first African American student is perceived to be suspicious. Armed with only her moral certitude, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth. Featuring Kecia Campbell, Elliott Kashner, Chelsea Mayo and Stephanie Mumford.

Directed by Stevie Zimmerman

Chelsea Mayo as Sister James and Elliott Kashner as Father Flynn.

Quotidian Theatre Company’s production proves that Doubt is as thought-provoking and current now as it was when it was first produced.

The simplicity of the design allow the events of play to unfold realistically and the writing and acting to shine. And, it does. As Sister Aloysius, Stephanie Mumford squeezes every bit of humor out of the script giving the unlikable nun a certain amount of likeability. It is a complex role, and Mumford manages to find a number of shades to the character… Elliot Kashner’s Father Flynn is an excellent foil to the Sister.

Amy Couchoud, DC Theatre Scene – Read the Review

The actors play together like a musical quartet, at ease with one another and overcoming the challenges of the material flawlessly…

Both actresses (Stephanie Mumford and Chelsea Mayo) give vivid, exhilarating performances…

(Elliott) Kashner’s Father Flynn has a magnetism that helps us to see why children are drawn to him, and his anger at Sister Aloysius’ accusations is deeply felt…

Kecia Campbell executes a stunning turn as Donald’s mother, Mrs. Muller, luminous with love for him at every moment, despite her mixed emotions…

Director Stevie Zimmerman has brought out the very best in every actor.  She has also integrated every element of the production into a compelling whole.

Sophia Howes, DC Metro Theater Arts – Read the Review

I earmarked Quotidian Theatre Company’s (QTC) Doubt as a ‘must-see’ back in October 2016 after a particularly stellar production of ‘The Night Alive’…

Kashner’s Father Flynn radiates magnetism. He is a dead ringer for every “cool” priest I ever knew growing up – and trusted implicitly… Mumford is a forceful and unwavering Sister Aloysius. Kecia A. Campbell makes a brief but memorable appearance as Donald Muller’s mother…

Director Stevie Zimmerman’s Doubt is a somber, fast-moving production… At QTC, there is no reliance on special effects; just the way I like it, but more importantly here, a philosophy that suites this austere play about a religious community in turmoil.

Jennifer Minnich, Broadway World – Read the Review

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