Quinnipiac to perform “Doubt” in new Theatre Arts Center

(WTNH)- Quinnipiac Students will perform “Doubt,” the first-ever play to be staged at the new Theatre Arts Center October 12-14. “Doubt” is a story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about questions of moral certainty. Set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, “Doubt” opens with a sermon by Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest, addressing the importance of uncertainty. It’s 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius. However, when an unconscionable accusation is leveled against Father Flynn, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself.

The play will feature Nick Featherston of Ashland, Massachusetts as Father Flynn; Nicolette Fino of Marlboro, New Jersey as Sister Aloysius; Tess Adams of North Salem, New York as Sister James; and Joy Alino of Stratford, Connecticut as Mrs. Muller. Tom Schwans, executive director of the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, will direct the play, while Abbey Copeland, assistant teaching professor of theater, oversees set design, Margaret Peebles, lighting, and Katya Vetrov, costume design.

Quinnipiac’s new 1,300 square-foot theater features 100 seats, ample parking, LED lighting, a box office, dressing rooms, classrooms, a scene shop, a design studio and a costume storage area with a washer and dryer.

Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, senior citizens, Quinnipiac faculty and staff. Reservations and advance purchases for all productions can be made at Theater.qu.edu  or by searching Quinnipiac at Brownpapertickets.org.

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