Award-winning drama on stage at NWC

“Doubt,” a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama, will be presented by Eastcheap Theatre Company Sept. 4 and 5 in the DeWitt Theatre on the campus of Northwestern College. The production begins at 7:30 each evening in the Allen Black Box Theatre.

Set in a Bronx, N.Y., Catholic school in the mid-1960s, “Doubt” explores the relationships between a priest, Father Flynn, and two nuns, Sisters Aloysius and James. When Sister Aloysius learns of a private meeting between Father Flynn and one of the school’s students, her suspicions and accusations lead to upheaval at the school and in the lives of the three main characters.

The play is being directed by Northwestern College senior Jacob Christiansen, Omaha. When he expressed interest last year in gaining more directing experience, he learned his mentor and theatre professor at Northwestern, Karen Bohm Barker, has always wanted to play Sister Aloysius. Barker is a member of the Eastcheap Theatre Company.

In addition to Barker, the “Doubt” cast also includes Northwestern theatre professor Dr. Robert Hubbard in the role of Father Flynn; NWC theatre alum Hannah McBride, Orange City, as Sister James; and NWC student Denise Cowherd, Des Moines, as the mother of the student with whom Flynn meets privately.

Tickets for “Doubt” are $5 and will be available at the DeWitt Theatre box office beginning 30 minutes prior to each show.