Doubt: A Parable

Where do you draw the line between belief and suspicion? Between scandal and moral certainty? And when does the battle for truth turn into a witch hunt? Set in the Bronx New York in 1964, Sister Aloysius, a school principal and stern Catholic nun, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. An accusation sets the stage for a powerful clash of authority, tradition, responsibility and faith. A relevant and resonating play, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, four Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle for Best Play.


Father Brendan Flynn – 30’s

Sister Aloysius Beauvier- 50’s – 60’s

Sister James- 20’s

Mrs Muller- Afro American – mid 30’s.

The play is set in The Bronx New York- suitable accent required.

Please nominate the character that would like to audition for, and any preference for date or time. You will be asked to read the audition pieces with other hopefuls.


Tuesday 6th August, 7:30 – 10:00pm
Thursday 8th August 7:30 – 10:00pm

At Theatre on Chester Cnr. Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping

Rehearsals are held at Theatre on Chester
All Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm from August 15th plus additional rehearsals in the weeks before opening. A full rehearsal schedule will be given at the first reading.

Please advise us at the auditions if you have any prior commitments for rehearsal dates.

1Wednesday 30th October – Saturday 23rd November:
30/10, 1/11, 2/11, 3/11, 6/11, 8/11, 9/11, 10/11, 13/11, 15/11, 16/11, 17/11*, 20/11, 22/11, 23/11
*Performances as marked are at 5pm, all others are at 8pm.
Cast required 1 hour prior.


The Theatre on Chester is at the corner of Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping. The theatre is located in the Epping Uniting Church hall, please enter next to the church. The theatre is 5 minutes’ walk from Epping station and street parking outside the theatre is generally easy. Auditions and all rehearsals are held at the theatre.

Audition Times – please let us know your preference for an audition day and time when you book. If you have no preference, please let us know as this helps with timetabling.

Bring to the audition – Your CV, head shot, script and application form in hard copy.

Payment – The Theatre on Chester is a community theatre and as such none of the cast or crew are paid. You will however be rewarded with tea, coffee, biscuits, the occasional pizza and lots of rapturous applause!

Membership of the Theatre on Chester – Actors who are cast for the production will need to be members of the Theatre on Chester, $10 for a year.

Other commitments – Set building for the production will be on Saturday mornings from 9.00am – 1.00pm. It is appreciated if cast members can give a few Saturdays to help with the set. On performance nights, cast members please stay for 5-10 minutes after the show to help the stage manager close up and the FOH team to pack chairs etc. Many hands make light work and then we can all get away at a reasonable time. The Tuesday evening following the final performance is set beak down, help from the cast is appreciated.

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