Friday 13, 2009
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Doubt Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 2-5. The curtain will open at 7:30 each night, along with a special 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday.

John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt is set in a Catholic School during in 1964—a time when the nation was facing a loss of innocence and faith in itself. The play’s action is built around the accusation of a priest’s alleged misconduct with a student, but it extends beyond the mere guilt or innocence of one man. It is about uncertainty and change. As Shanley described it, “The beginning of change is the moment of doubt and it requires more courage than conviction.”

Keli Truckey, director of the NMU production, said Doubt “delves into the psyche of each audience member, challenging our individual views of humanity and what we think we know to be true.”

Truckey has assembled a courageous cast. Members and their roles are:  senior Ashley Stein of Mount Prospect, Ill., in the role of Sister Aloysius; senior Ben Filipowicz of Marquette as Father Flynn; senior Sarah Frame of Marshall, Wis., as Sister James; and freshman Diamond Allen of Grand Rapids as Mrs. Muller.

Tickets can be purchased at the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office weekdays between noon and 5 p.m., or at other NMU EZ Ticket outlets. They are $12 for the general public and $8 for NMU students. For more information, call 227-2082 during regular box office hours.

Kristi Evans
News Director