Playhouse’s DOUBT Wins at State Play Festival
Lincoln Community Playhouse’s production of DOUBT was selected as “Outstanding Production” at the Nebraska Association of Community Theatre Festival held in Minden, March 22-24. The production will now represent Nebraska at the American Association of Community Theatre Region V Festival in Fargo, ND in April. Also advancing is Way Out West Community Theatre’s production of DESIRE, DESIRE, DESIRE.
Other Playhouse honors were Judith K. Hart for “Outstanding Director,” Scott Herr for “Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role” and Alex Allison for “Outstanding Costume Design.”
A public performance of DOUBT has been scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the Playhouse’s Studio Theatre to help with travel expenses. Tickets are $5.00 and are available by calling the box office at 402-489-7529 Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is general admission.
DOUBT, by John Patrick Shanley, tells the story of Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper conduct with a student. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, DOUBT explores the complexity of human relationships and how we arrive at certainty and what we empower as truth.
The DOUBT cast includes Janet Macklin, Abby Drabek, Scott Herr and Wendy M. Hunt. Judith K. Hart directs with Craig Yeager as scenic designer, Mark Mesarch as lighting designer, Alex Allison as costume designer and Vicky Austin as stage manager.