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Monday, March 31, 2014
by: Rene Abadie
SOUTHEASTERN PRESENTS 'DOUBT' – Dani deMontluzin of New Orleans, left, playing the role of Sister Aloysius, talks with Kayla Turner of Hammond in a rehearsal for the play "Doubt" to be presented by Southeastern Louisiana University's theatre program April 8-11.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's theatre program will present the award-winning play "Doubt: A Parable" April 8 – 11.
The performance will take place at Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with ID.
Written by John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt" debuted off-Broadway in 2004 before transferring to Broadway the next year and closing in 2006 after 525 performances and 25 previews.
Southeastern Instructor of Acting and Directing Chad Winters, who directs the play, said "Doubt" follows the story of Sister Aloysius Beauvier, a strict, conservative nun at a fictional Catholic church and school in the Bronx. After hearing a rumor from a fellow nun about possible sexual misconduct by the parish pastor, Father Brendan Flynn, she initiates her own investigation into the matter.
"Doubt" won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. It was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Flynn.
The production stars Dani deMontluzin of New Orleans as Sister Aloysius, Matthew Carona of Independence as Father Flynn, Felicity Prosperie of Houma as Sister James, and Kayla Turner of Hammond as Mrs. Muller.
For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at (985) 549-2115.