The Play Podcast - 041 - Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

The Play Podcast

04-02-2022 • 58 mins

Episode 041: Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

Host: Douglas Schatz
Guest: Monica Dolan

The Play Podcast is a podcast dedicated to exploring the greatest new and classic plays. In each episode we choose a single play to talk about in depth with our expert guest. We discuss the play’s origins, its themes, characters, structure and impact. For us the play is the thing.

Sister Aloysius Beauvier, principal of St Nicholas Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, has her doubts about the school pastor, Father Flynn, and his relationship with 12-year-old Donald Muller. Her crusade to confirm her suspicions rocks the church community and her own certainties in John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Doubt – A Parable.

Award-winning actress Monica Dolan shares her insights from playing Sister Aloysius in a new production at the Chichester Festival Theatre.