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ENC Theatre to Present Senior-Directed Production of Doubt

Published: March 23, 2015

The Eastern Nazarene College Theatre Departmentwill present the award-winning play Doubtat 7:30pm April 23-25 in the Cove Fine Arts Center directed by senior Evan Detwiler.

Set in New York City in the 1960s, Doubttakes place in a Catholic parochial school, where the school’s principal – a conservative nun – suspects a popular, progressive priest of molesting the school’s first African-American student. The play won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play before being made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep.

Doubtposes a number of questions for audiences to consider,” said Tara Brooke Watkins, the production’s producer and artistic director. “What is it like to be a woman in a man’s world? What is it like to be a black woman in a white world? What is it like to be labeled a homosexual? And is everything as black and white as we would like for it to be?”

To address the questions, Watkins noted, Detwiler has created a concept that uses tones of black, white and grey throughout the play’s set and costumes. The production will also be presented in a “black box” format in order to bring the audience into the story.

Tickets for Doubtare $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors. For tickets or more information, call the ENC box office at 617-745-3715 or visit



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