Arts group to perform Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Dewsbury Arts Group 'Doubt' cast.
Dewsbury Arts Group 'Doubt' cast.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play, later made into a Hollywood film, will be performed by Dewsbury Arts Group.

Its new season begins on Saturday September 27 with a production of the play Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley.

It won both the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award. In 2008 it was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davies and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Set in the 1960s at St Nicholas Church School in New York, the play concerns the young, popular priest Father Flynn, whose forward thinking views clash with those of the school principal, Sister Aloysius – who believes in the power of fear and discipline.

Without any proof but based on some mysterious circumstances, Sister Aloysius suspects Father Flynn of having improper relations with a boy.

Sister Aloysius is willing to go to any lengths to expose Father Flynn and decides to take matters into her own hands – with irrevocable consequences.

The play will run until Saturday October 4 but there will be no performance on Sunday September 28. Tickets can be booked on 01924 465647.