Monday, June 09, 2008

Doubt: A Parable

Portland Center Stage
May 20 - June 15, 2008

Review by peanutduck

Doubt provides no answers – only a spiral of gray questions; and the priest’s innocence or guilt is the least of them. Shanley’s provocative script is the star; Pitts’ brief appearance as Mrs. Muller – among the most interesting characters recently created - a close second. Taini’s Sister Aloysius too heavy-handedly hateful.


Anonymous said...

This play had us talking all the way home. Go see it.

Anonymous said...

One of the only possible false notes struck here for me was the extent to which Mother A. broke down at the very end. "I have my doubts..."

Otherwise, a nice taut show.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. I think Hallett nailed it in the Mercury. A very fine show, excellently written and strongly acted, and the climax of both aspecte was the scene with the mother, but the "surprise" ending was both not much of a surprise and poorly set up, if at all. Don't know whether the blame is entirely the playwright's or if it could have been played differently.