The Newton Nomadic Theater is back with a great new show – Doubt – that opens this coming weekend in Newton Highlands. Tickets may be a bit harder to come by this time around since we’re only doing a four week run (due to actors’ schedules) rather than our normal five weeks.
John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable has been described as a “blunt and blazing thriller”. Did he? or didn’t he? that’s the question at the heart of this Pulitzer prize winning script.
Doubt is set in a Catholic elementary school in the 1960’s. The changing tides of the times and dark suspicions pit the principal of the school (Linda Goetz) against a parish priest (Matt Winberg) with a young nun (Sarah Morisette) caught in the crossfire. Hanging in the balance is one boy’s fate, the first black student in the school, with his mother to defend him (Ramona Lisa Alexander). Moment to moment the story is in turns funny, tense, heartrending, and explosive.
As always, each night or two the show will move to a new and unique performance space. Like nomads the world over, we never settle in any one place for long. Along with some of our favorite regular venues, we’re excited to be bringing it to a living room in Jamaica Plain (Sally & Tim Deans home) for the first time.
Join us at an artist’s studio, a barn, a library, a living room, a rug store or a pub.