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Cast Production Opens May 10

Continues through May 19

Doubt, A Parable opens at Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theater in Hood River on May 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Doubt is written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Judie Hanel. The show continues on May 11, 12, 17,18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m with a matinee on May 13 at 2 p.m.

Set at St. Nicholas Catholic school in 1964 on the cusp of the Second Vatican Council, the play involves a nun, Sister Aloysius, who does not approve of teachers who offer friendship and compassion instead of the discipline she feels students need in order to face a difficult world.

When she suspects, Father Flynn, of an unspeakable crime, she is faced with the prospect of charging him with unproved allegations and possibly destroying his position as well as her own. To help build her case, she asks Sr. James for help. Sr. Aloysius also turns to the young boy's mother for support.

The play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2005, the Drama Desk Award and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Tickets are available at Columbia Arts and Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and online at www.columbiaarts.org. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for groups of 10 or more.

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