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DOUBT: A Parable

3/23 (Fri.) 7:30 | 3/24 (Sat.) 7:30 | 3/25 (Sun.) 2:00

Tickets: Adults $15 | Students $10

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Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty…

doubt a parable




In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius’ St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn, a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school’s strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest — despite her lack of evidence.



Written by John Patrick Shanley
Originally produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Nov. 23, 2004.
Originally produced on Broadway by Carole Shorenstein Hays, MTC Productions, Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin on March 31, 2005.

Direction: Noah Fusco
Stage Management: Nina Spoekler
Set Design and Construction: Rich Sheffe
Sound: Amanda Xiong

Cast (in order of appearance)

Father Brendan Flynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Lupowitz
Sister Aloysius Beauvier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Nancy Kraft
Sister James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tori Wagner
Mrs. Muller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kiarra Osakue


St. Nicholas, a Catholic Church and School in the Bronx, New York.





“The bad sleep well.”
     –– Title of Kurosawa film

“In much wisdom is much grief: and he that
  increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”

“Everything that is hard to obtain is easily
  assailed by the mob.”



DOUBT, A PARABLE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.
This production will be performed without an intermission.


nancy doubtThis is Nancy‘s second show with the Carlisle Theatre Company having played Sponge in their 2016 production of James and the Giant Peach. Nancy studied acting at the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she graduated in 1976. She met and married her husband, local actor Brian Schreffler that same year. She has performed in many regional theatres over the years including Theatre Harrisburg, Gamut/HSF, Hershey Area Playhouse, Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg and Open Stage of Harrisburg. Some of her favorite roles are Mad Margaret (Ruddygore), Katisha (The Mikado), Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), and Lizzie (The Rainmaker), among many others. She considers her proudest achievements her 41 year marriage and her three incredible children, sons Morgan and Preston, and daughter Mabel.

Tori is thrilled to be debuting on the Carlisle Theater Stage in such a provocative drama! She has appeared in over fifteen shows with Antietam Musical Productions, Genesius Theater, and, most recently, Dickinson College’s Mermaid Players. Her favorite credits include Pippin, Aida, and Les Miserables. Beyond theater, Tori has spent over a decade performing in half a dozen music groups and is currently pursuing a degree in neuroscience. You can find her offstage racing cars and motorcycles, collecting art, and petting all the dogs. She would like to thank her fellow cast, director, tech crew, and family for their efforts and ongoing support.


Jeremy Lupowitz headshotJeremy Lupowitz (Father Flynn) is pleased to return to the Carlisle Theatre stage after playing the Baker in Carlisle Theatre Company’s Into the Woods last fall. Other local credits include Seussical (General Genghis Kahn Schmits), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Martin), The Spitfire Grill (Joe Sutter), and The House of Blue Leaves (Director). Jeremy holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and French from Dickinson College, where he now works as a Regional Development Officer. A heartfelt thanks to Noah–and also Tyler, Mackenzie, Rachel, Fran, & Kim–without whom this role would not have been the same.


kiarra doubtKiarra has been involved in theatre consistently since her high school days, but she can’t wait to make her non-academic debut with CTC! Her past performances include Our Country’s Good, The House of Blue Leaves, and various one-acts and ten-minute-plays. She is currently a senior at Dickinson College studying Computer Science, and though she intends to continue on in the tech field, she hopes Doubt marks the beginning of a professional life in both science and the arts!