September 13, 2008

Gabrielle Rose on why we should see the Arts Club production of


How do you separate gossip from truth?

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Rachel Ditor

Starring Gabrielle Rose, Jonathon Young, Sasa Brown and Michèle Lonsdale Smith

A clash of wills and generations has unexpected, life-changing outcomes in this riveting play about the blurred line between gossip and truth.

John Patrick Shanley’s drama Doubt chronicles the suspicions that a Catholic school nun (Gabrielle Rose) has about the possible sexual misconduct of her resident priest (Jonathon Young). The simple, yet ever-shifting plot leaves the characters and the audience wondering whether they were justified in their thoughts, motives and actions.

Doubt premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2004, before moving to Broadway the following year, immediately becoming the most heralded play of the season. It received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; best new play awards from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, the Drama League, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Drama Desk; the Obie; and four Tony Awards.

Arts Club Theatre Company presents

Doubt at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St., at 12th Ave.)

September 11 to October 12, 2008

(Previews: September 11 –17 MEDIA OPENING: SEPTEMBER 17). Tuesday at 7:30 pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8 pm, and Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm.

Tickets start at $31, with discounts for students, seniors, and groups.

Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit