Pulitzer-winning drama hits OC stage

Pulitzer-winning drama hits OC stage

The Oklahoma Christian University theater department will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable,” on Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2.

“Doubt” is set in 1964 in a Catholic school and church in the Bronx, New York. In this story, Sister Aloysius Beauvier must take matters into her own hands when she suspects a priest is abusing a student.

The cast includes OC senior Hannah Faye Foster as Sister Beauvier, freshman A.J. Leingang as Father Brendan Flynn, sophomore Sandra Peck as Sister James, and sophomore Tiffany Evans as Mrs. Mueller.

Directing the production is Phil Reagan, theater department chair and sponsor of Alpha Psi Omega, OC’s chapter of the National Theatre Honor Society. Reagan has had a role in directing, designing or producing every OC theatre performance and musical since 1979. He has taught at Oklahoma Christian for 33 years.

"We thought this contemporary play was a good fit for a campus like OC," Reagan said when asked about the play. "The play addresses how doubt is not necessarily a bad thing for people of faith. This parable is not really about Catholicism or religion. It's about how doubt is something anyone can have regarding anything they believe. In that way, the play is really a mystery, drama and comedy rolled into one show."

This also is the last performance as costume director for professor emeritus Darrel Alexander. Dr. Alexander, who has been costuming productions at Oklahoma Christian since 1966, is retiring this year. He came to Oklahoma Christian in 1962 and retired from full-time teaching in 1996.

“Doubt” is suitable for audiences ages 12 and up. All four performances begin at 8 p.m. in Judd Theatre in OC’s Garvey Center. 

For more information, go to www.oc.edu/theater.