Wollongong Workshop Theatre play about Catholic church and 'improper relations'

POWERFUL: The cast of Doubt, A Parable, showing at Wollongong Workshop Theatre from February 17 to March 4 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
POWERFUL: The cast of Doubt, A Parable, showing at Wollongong Workshop Theatre from February 17 to March 4 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Wollongong Workshop Theatre (WWT) will kick off its 2017 season with a critically acclaimed play dealing with the Catholic church and ‘’improper relations’’.

The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning production, Doubt, A Parable opens on February 17 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until March 4.

Peter Scrine, who is at the helm of the WWT production, said Doubt asks the questions: where do you draw the line between belief and suspicion? And when does the battle for truth turn into a witch hunt?

The director added he enjoyed exploring stories that encourage audiences to think and get conversations started.

In this ‘’brilliant and powerful drama’’, a Catholic school principal in the Bronx in the early 1960’s suspects a parish priest of improper relations with a male student.

Sister Aloysius enlists the help of a young teacher but uncertainties abound and loyalties are strained as she relentlessly pursues the truth, in the absence of any clear evidence.

Scrine has brought together a mix of new and seasoned performers to the Wollongong Workshop Theatre stage.

‘’It’s been a terrific experience working with this cast,’’ he said.

‘’Elizabeth Crowe, Isabel Foye, Johnny Sumelj and introducing Winnie Alabi all bring Doubt to life with great passion and commitment.

‘’I’m equally delight to be collaborating again with David Thomas who has designed an amazing set.’’

Tickets ($25/$20) available at trybooking.com or by calling 0467 091 146.