John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" returns to Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.)

Studio Theatre Worcester



By John Patrick Shanley

Director: John Wayland Somers

Performances to be held at Salem Covenant Church, 215 Mountain Street East, Worcester, MA. 01606 

Cast includes: Todd Vickstrom, Alexandra Barber, June Dever, Alexa Hope

Summary of "Doubt, A Parable" From Dramatists Play Service:

THE STORY: In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. Enthusiasts of John Patrick Shanley’s work will have the opportunity to experience two of them live on stage as  “Outside Mullingar”  and "Doubt, a Parable" will coincide in March at the homes of two different stages.


September 24* & 25, October 1 & 2, 2021 at 7:30pm 

September 26*, 2021 & October 3*, 2021 at 2:00pm

*join us after these performances for a post-show conversation!

Tickets will be available for purchase soon. Stay tuned for updates!

Ticket price:  Pay what you can! 


It’s been a long road but we are excited to finally bring this impactful show to the community. We are grateful to Salem Covenant Church in Worcester for hosting STW’s return to the stage this fall!

We are also thrilled to announce that all tickets for this show will be 100% pay what you can!
We feel that this show deserves to be seen by all and are excited to increase access to the arts to everyone!

You have SIX chances to see this show!

You have THREE opportunities (*) to participate in a post-show conversation with the cast, crew, and community members!

Some reviews of the play "Doubt, a Parable"

"All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in John Patrick Shanley's provocative new play, DOUBT, a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest's behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty. Something rare for this season: a laudable new American play." —Variety. 

"How splendid it feels to be trusted with such passionate, exquisite ambiguity unlike anything we have seen from this prolific playwright so far. Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely. In just ninety fast-moving minutes, Shanley creates four blazingly individual people. DOUBT is a lean, potent drama…passionate, exquisite, important and engrossing." —NY Newsday. 

"A beautifully balanced drama. Shanley is a writer working at the top of his craft, making the most of a muted but evocative palette in the pursuit of truth's shadows. Here, for the first time in a long time, is a play that is about something." —Chicago Tribune

"An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written." —Time Out NY. 

Stay tuned for updates!