FEBRUARY 8-24, 2013
All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in this provocative play. It’s a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.
The four characters are fully evoked in dramatic shorthand. No one is totally right — even Father Flynn won’t reveal certain things — keeping us, too, in a state of doubt that author John Patrick Shanley says “can be a passionate exercise.”
Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely.
SPONSORED BY SUNFLOWER BANK
Sister Aloysius: Twila Schneiders
Father Flynn: Bradley Meier
Sister James: Suzy Weller
Mrs. Muller: Joni Franklin