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 Posted: Sat Jan 13th, 2007 03:54 pm
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This is not a review, but a recommendation:

"Doubt" is now on tour with the Tony Award winning and wonderful Cherry Jones in her original role. (She actually has two Tony's!) Two weeks here in Chicago now then it continues on a national tour. Rare is the Broadway star in a National tour anymore. Usually they farm the plays out to the regional theatres where they often get watered down or even ruined. You will get "top shelf" in this production. I highly recommend everyone go see this production. If you get the chance you owe it to yourself to see mastery at work! Congratualtions to Ms. Jones for her touring. And to the producers for producing!

Here is the link for the tour schedule.

http://www.doubtthetour.com/doubtthetour.php

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Sadly, this is not coming to Denver.  Our touring shows tend to be strictly musicals.  Spelling Bee is currently running and coming in after that is Hairspray. 

To reinforce in media res' recommendation this might perk your interest in at least reading it if you are not able to see it on the boards.  I got my copy at a local bookstore.  You should be able to purchase this play through StagePlays.com.

“Inspired and extraordinary. Tight, absorbing and expertly acted. A superb new drama by John Patrick Shanley.”
-Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Cherry Jones and Brían O’Byrne are two of New York’s finest actors; to watch them duke it out in well-written roles that crackle with intelligence and rhythm is almost a sports event!”
-John Lahr, THE NEW YORKER

“#1 Show of the Year. John Patrick Shanley’s drama is simple in outline, complex in resonance. Will be a major Tony contender”.
-Richard Zoglin, TIME MAGAZINE

“Riveting, exceptional theatre!”
-Liz Smith

“The best new play of the season. That rarity of rarities, an issue-driven play that is unpreachy, thought-provoking, and so full of high drama that the audience with which I saw it gasped out loud a half-dozen times at its startling twists and turns.”
-Terry Teachout, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Grade: A! A breathtaking work of immense proportion. Positively brilliant.”
-Melissa Rose Bernardo, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Impressive! DOUBT turns headline material into deeply moving drama.”
-Howard Kissel, DAILY NEWS

“Eloquent and provocative. A gripping mystery. Tightly written, elegantly directed and beautifully acted. It gives you faith.”
-Adam Feldman, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“A theatrical experience it would be sinful to miss. DOUBT may well be Shanley’s best play to date.”
-John Simon, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“A great new American drama. Enthralling theatre. Should not be missed. The best play of the year, bar none.”
-Michael Sommers, NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

“A terrific, marvelous new play. Astonishing theatricality. A tough, timely story, rich in character, language and ideas.”
-Mike Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Passionate, exquisite, important and engrossing. Could not be more timely. A potent, fast-moving drama.”
-Linda Winer, NEWSDAY

“Remarkable. DOUBT is a reminder that there’s life left yet in the well made play.”
-Peter Marks, WASHINGTON POST

“Provocative. A gripping story of suspicion. Something rare for this season: a laudable new American play.”
-David Rooney, VARIETY

“The must-see play of the season!”
-Jacques LeSourd, GANNETT WESTCHESTER 

Here is a link to a complete and informative review: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/world/Doubt.html

 

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The only thing I can say to this one is, 'Boy I hope this play comes to a theater near me.  And soon.

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Saw a production in Melbourne last year  with my wife ( a director) and two friends, one a writer and we almost had a stand up barney in the train on the way hoome.

 This is a beautiful piece of work among other things I think it proves how easy it is to be wise afyer an event.

 A first rate piece of work

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 Posted: Thu Jan 18th, 2007 01:46 pm
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nic,

"Stand up Barney." I do not know the term.

Means a fight?

Please inform.

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Funny isn't it? We all claim to speak English. Yep a stand up barney is a good one no holds barred. Stoush. If you've seen the play I took the line that there was absolutely no evidence to convict the priest of a crime. My friends took the view that , of course he was guilty and that's why we're got the situation we have now.

 

I always was a bleeding heart willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt

 

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a little late, but let me add my solid recommendation; saw Cherry Jones play this in Los Angeles last fall.  A superb performance, even if it was in a too-large theatre for the work.  We too had a stand-up barney afterwards, if that does indeed mean a long and spirited and sometimes contentious discussion, almost as exhilarating as the play and the performances!  Our number included a couple of aethists/lapsed Catholics, Catholics, Jews, a Methodist, and a Unitarian.  So there were a wide range of points-of-view!

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Alan,

You wrote:

Our number included a couple of aethists/lapsed Catholics, Catholics, Jews, a Methodist, and a Unitarian.

Now there is a play in and of itself!!!!! You should have had a tape recorder. If accompnaied by beer/wine/liqour all the better!

Fun to actually have a passionate discusson of a play like that. And Broadway theatre used to do that all the time. When they do it right, it is better than any regional theatre in the world. I am so glad you got to Cherry Jones in the part. And so glad she is touring with it. When you get a part like that you run it until there isn't a dime left in it, as did the Lunts.

My cousin saw it. Loved it. He was raised, and is now, a "lapsed Unitarian - you can't get any worse than that" as he describes it. He only wondered, was it really like that? I told him, basically, "Yes."

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Today I read Meryl Streep is doing the movie of DOUBT.

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