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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Good show makes us think
To the editor:
I attended the dress rehearsal of “Doubt” at WICA ... wow!
Kudos to all four actors and their superb director Andrew Grenier, with a special atta-boy to Brian Plebanek. Hands down the best performance he has ever given, in my opinion and experience. He was subdued but powerful, friendly and seemingly trustworthy, but there’s that seed of doubt carefully sown before the intermission.
Dave’s set was perfection and the lighting brilliantly overlaid the moldy and poisonous decay that has insinuated every surface of the church office of Sister Aloysius. A parable in the broad sense, yes, but with all the revelations of “misconduct” by priests, the audience need not search for allegorical meanings as the relevance is manifest. If the broader purpose of theater is not merely to entertain, but to get us to think, this one succeeds in spades.
This show and its elephant-in-the room questions will stick with you … no “Doubt.”