Performing Arts

Doubt

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 27 2016

Nature abhors a vacuum, and Sister Aloysius abhors uncertainty. As the principal of St. Nicholas School, she demands constant vigilance against any doubt creeping into the lives of her students. That belief leads her into conflict with Father Flynn, whom she suspects of having an improper relationship with a student. Commandeering Sister James, the boy's teacher, to be her witness, Sister Aloysius ambushes Father Flynn with her theory. Can absolute certainty shine a light on the truth, or is Sister Aloysius' rigid thinking blinding her? Union Avenue Opera closes its season with a production of Douglas J. Cuomo's Doubt, with local heroine Christine Brewer playing the role of Aloysius. The libretto is by John Patrick Shanley, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning play on which the opera is based. Doubt is performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (August 19 to 27) at Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; www.unionavenueopera.org). Tickets are $30 to $55.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$55