DOUBT: A PARABLE is a fantastic drama that leaves DOUBT in the minds of of not just the characters but the audience as well. The show was well acted throughout and did a fantastic job of enthralling the audience early and keeping them strung along through the shows ups and downs. DOUBT is a show that needs to be carried by good actors, and the Village Players of Hatboro did a great job in casting this show.
Regina Deavitt (Sister Aloysius) did an amazing job. She bears the highest workload of lines in a very dry show and she did it fantastically; she was stern, commanding and righteous and wrathful till the end. Deavitt does a great job of arguing her points with such certainty that even when little proof exists, it easy to simply believe what she says due to the strength of her convictions.
Teresa Miller (Mrs. Muller) is very believable as the mother of a son with a secret, but not the secret the audience expects. Muller is a mother who just wants her son to make it to high school and Miller pulls this off very convincingly and even though her appearance in the show is a single scene, she really fits well into the show. You really believe she wants what is best for her boy.
Katie Noga (Sister James) is impressive as the wide-eyed and innocent younger Sister. You really get a great sense that she starts the show with no doubts in her heart, and ends it with nothing but. She starts the show as the innocent and ends it as someone who has lost it, her performance is believable and feels the most true.
Kevin Walters (Father Flynn) beautifully defends himself as the man accused. When he is standing at his pulpit he is a very believable Father, and when he talks about wanting to help the youths in his care he is a believable father. This is a show about doubt, and you really want to have no doubts about Walters portrayal of Flynn.
The show had a beautiful set design and was very well lit, making great use of the stage by insinuating different locations rather then constant set changes. This works very well in the shows favor, it is shorter then most shows these days (90 Minutes) and feels like far less with its relatively seamless changes and amazing acting.
If you can make the time to go see DOUBT: A PARABLE at The Village Players of Hatboro trust me you will have no doubts that this is a fine show with perfectly cast actors.
DOUBT: A PARABLE
by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Gerogina Bard
Produced by Gina Lutz
March 21 – April 5, 2014
The Village Players of Hatboro
401 jefferson Ave.