Believable performers power thought-provoking `Doubt'

Critic's Corner

Theater Review

May 03, 2007|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun theater critic

"What do you do when you're not sure?" If you're John Patrick Shanley, you write a play, call it Doubt, and begin with exactly that line. On stage, the line is spoken by a parish priest named Father Flynn at the beginning of a sermon.

Ninety taut minutes later, at the end of Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, currently at the Hippodrome Theatre, this affable priest's actions will be the subject of doubt -- and that's a good thing. It's what thought-provoking theater is all about.

Doubt runs through May 13 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. $27-$67. 410-547-SEAT or broadwayacrossamerica.com.

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