There will be fireworks aplenty in Ten Thousand Things' production of Doubt, which opened to the public last weekend. John Patrick Shanley's play explores the sometimes clouded nature of the truth in this story of the battle between a priest and a nun over accusations of sexual abuse. The play rocketed to the top of best-of lists when it premiered in 2004 and went on to win a raft of Tony and Drama Desk awards, along with the Pulitzer Prize in drama. Set in the Bronx in 1964, Doubt explores the suspicions that Sister Aloysius has of popular parish priest Father Flynn, especially after he has a private meeting with the parish school's first African-American student. In the two lead roles, the production features two top Twin Cities talents, Sally Wingert as Sister Aloysius and Kris Nelson as Father Flynn. Peter Rothstein, best known for his strong work with Theatre Latte Da, directs. As always, the show will tour prisons, community centers, and other locations to reach audiences outside of traditional theater-goers along with its month-long run at Open Book.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Starts: Feb. 11. Continues through March 6, 2011