Drama opens on Sept. 5 and plays three weekends

Julie Eads Woolley as Sister Aloysius and Rick Meyer as Father Flynn
Julie Eads Woolley as Sister Aloysius and Rick Meyer as Father Flynn

County Players opens its 57th season with Doubt, A Parable on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. In a Catholic church and school in the Bronx in 1964, the school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. With the help of a younger teacher, Sister James, she sets out to get the priest removed from the church. However, questions arise regarding her accusations.

Is her obsession warranted or is Father Flynn innocent of her charges? What do you do when you are not sure? This timely play is a thought-provoking evening of high drama that is unpreachy and full of startling twists and turns.

Bill Peckham directs this thought-provoking drama by John Patrick Shanley. The cast includes Emily Hart, Nancy Nelson-Ewing, Rick Meyer and Julie Eads Woolley.

Subsequent performances will be Sept. 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for seniors/children under 12. Call the box office at 845-298-1491 for reservations or order your tickets online at countyplayers.org. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted. County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main St., Wappingers Falls.

Photo by Joe Pettignano

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