Doubt: A Parable
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by C. Michael Wright
Featuring Colleen Madden, April Paul, Malkia Stampley, Marcus Truschinski
A Pulitzer and Tony-winning play
John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony-winning play is a master study in the crushing weight of ambiguity, a complex clash of perspectives that leaves nothing certain.
In 1964, at a Catholic church and school in the Bronx, there is a secret. Sister Aloysius is certain she knows it. But that is not enough - not when she believes the sinner is the parish priest himself, and his victim is the boy who has just become the school's first black student. Equipped with nothing but her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade with devastating consequences.
Estimated Run Time: One hour, 30 minutes with no intermission (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Learn more by visiting the Doubt: A Parable webpage regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (April 12) draws near.
Cabot Theatre (Broadway Theatre Centre, 158 N Broadway)
Doubt: A Parable will be staged in the exquisite Cabot Theatre providing a traditional theater setting. The proscenium theatre is modeled after an 18th century European opera house and seats 360.
Pre-Talk Theatre and Lunch
An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussion with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists. Free and open to the public, Talk Theatre takes place in the Skylight Bar and Bistro on the second floor at 12:00 p.m. before our Wednesday matinee performance.
Lunch is available (menu) in The Skylight Bar & Bistro, beginning at 11:00 a.m. For more information and reservations, call 414-276-8842.
A Talk Back will follow our Wednesday matinee performance, where you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.
Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.)
PLATO Membership is $60.00/year. Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee.
Free Time 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in which to Explore and Enjoy Lunch
Our bus will make two Historic Third Ward neighborhood lunch stops:
First, at Milwaukee Public Market for the Historic Third Ward North, and
Second, at the Broadway Theatre Centre for Historic Third Ward South surrounding the theater.
Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Restaurant to be determined.
11:00 AM Milwaukee Public Market (located on North Broadway and St. Paul Ave)
Our first stop will be at the Milwaukee Public Market containing eight distinctive eateries.
There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. A list of past PLATO theater trip participants' Third Ward restaurant recommendations, including websites and map, will be provided.
Historic Third Ward Official Map
Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List
Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List
11:15 AM Broadway Theatre Centre (located on South Broadway and Menomonee St)
There are a number of restaurants near the BroadwayTheatre Centre on this end of Broadway.
Note: it is short (0.3 mi) and easy walk from the Milwaukee Public Market to the Broadway Theatre Centre. See Walking Map.
Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
8:15 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.
8:50 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes
9:10 AM Arrives at East Towne Sears
9:20 AM Departs for Milwaukee (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)
10:45 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Museum for Independent Study members
10:55 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other northern Third Ward restaurants
11:00 AM Arrive Broadway Theatre Centre for nearby southern Third Ward restaurants and Pre-Theatre Talk and Lunch in the Skylight Bistro on the second floor
11:10 AM Arrive at Milwaukee Art Museum for Independent Study members
12:00 PM Pre-Talk Theatre begins
12:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Broadway Theatre Centre for Doubt in the Cabot Theatre
1:00 PM Doubt: A Parable performance begins
2:30 PM Doubt: A Parable performance ends
2:40 PM Return to Milwaukee Public Museum for Independent Study members
2:45 PM Talk Back begins
2:50 PM Return to Milwaukee Art Museum for Independent Study members
3:15 PM (Estimated) Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use.
3:30 PM (Estimated) Depart for Madison (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
5:00 PM Return to East Towne Sears
5:20 PM Return to Capitol Lakes
5:40 PM Return to Oakwood University Oaks
Doubt:A Parable PLATO Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)
For further information: Contact Doubt: A Parable theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-271-7741