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Midland Center for the Arts Presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Play Doubt: A Parable 

Center Stage Theatre Delivers a Powerful Tale Shrouded in Suspicion

Center Stage Theatre proudly presents the compelling and thought-provoking play Doubt: A Parable by the renowned John Patrick Shanley. Don't miss this captivating production, which will be performed at Midland Center for the Arts from October 12 - 15. Directed by Elaine DiFalco Daugherty, this Pulitzer Prize® and Tony Award®-winning play promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.

The play is best known for its Academy Award®-winning film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. Set in 1964, Doubt: A Parable is an examination of truth, consequences, and the need for certainty. When Sister Aloysius questions Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive young priest, about his conduct with a student, she is forced to confront the foundation of her own moral certainty. As the actions and motivations of each are scrutinized and suspicion mounts, the two are drawn into a battle of wills that threatens irrevocable consequences for all involved.

“One of the most challenging things in rehearsal is that the script is full of intentional ambiguity, and we don’t want our audience leaving with a sense of certainty," says Director Elaine DiFalco Daugherty. “I strongly urge people to come see this production. It’s a stellar script and an incredibly moving theatrical experience.”

Doubt: A Parable will run for one week only from October 12 - 15, 2023. Tickets for Doubt: A Parable are available online at, by calling (989) 631-8250, or by visiting the box office located at 1801 W. St. Andrews Rd., Midland.

Doubt: A Parable is written by John Patrick Shanley. This production is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

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