Media Release – for immediate release.
Date: January 20, 2015
Stage One, Inc. presents
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
Stage One Inc.’s production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Michael Chase, will run for two weeks beginning March 12 at JPAC.
March 12, 13, 14, 20, & 21 at 7:30 PM • 15 & 22 at 2 PM
(Presented in JPAC’s Gallery)
Adults – $15 • Students – $8 plus JPAC ticket fee.
Pay What You Can Night: March 12 (At the door).
Father Brendan Flynn – Jim Lyke
Sister Aloysius Beauvier – Donna Browne
Sister James – Amanda Rodriguez
Mrs. Muller – Keisha Perrenoud
The Story: This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is set in fictional St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx during the fall of 1964. Sister Aloysius, the principal at St. Nicholas, begins to doubt the integrity of her parish Priest, Father Flynn, when she learns that he has met privately with one of Sister James’ students. This provocative play inspires us to think deeply about important topics like faith vs. skepticism, traditional vs. progressive education, abuses of power, religious repression, integration in the 1960s, and, of course, the unsettling nature of doubt.
About the director: Michael Chase directed Stage One’s inaugural production of Rabbit Hole in 2011. He has also staged productions for New Court Theatre, UW-Rock County Theatre, Footlights Productions, Craig High School, Milton High School, Janesville Little Theater and Beloit Civic Theatre. Michael received his Licentiate in Acting from the London Drama Studio, and has performed in numerous venues in London, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Beloit. While in the Windy City, he did extensive on-camera, voice-over and stage work, racking up more than 1000 performances in the long-running production of Shear Madness. He appeared on the JPAC stage in Guys on Ice, Janesville in Stages, A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.Other Wisconsin acting credits include Serge in Art, Michael in I Do! I Do! and Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
About Stage One: Stage One’s mission is to entertain, educate, and creatively challenge its audience and crew by producing high-quality, thought-provoking plays. This non-profit theatre company is based in Janesville, WI. For more information visit www.stageonewi.org.