Shanley's Doubt to Play London's Tricycle; Season Announced

News   Shanley's Doubt to Play London's Tricycle; Season Announced London's Tricycle Theatre has confirmed it will present the U.K. premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt: A Parable, which will run at the North London venue Nov. 19, 2007-Jan. 5, 2008.
John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley Photo by Monique Carboni

Set in 1964 in a Bronx Catholic School, Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of a nun who suspects a priest of molesting a student. Doubt was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway at New York City Center Stage I, where it opened Nov. 23, 2004, to rave reviews and played for 101 performances through Jan. 30, 2005.

The production began performances at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on March 9, 2005, opening on March 31, 2005. Doubt won the 2005 Best Play Tony Award.

Shanley also penned the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Moonstruck."

The Tricycle season will also include the world premiere of Sebastian Barry's latest play, The Pride of Parnell Street. A series of interlocking monologues about a Dublin marriage, The Pride of Parnell Street is directed by Fishamble artistic director Jim Culleton and will preview for one day before officially opening Sept. 5.

Barry's play will be followed by Ron Hutchinson's Hollywood comedy Moonlight and Magnolias, which focuses on the "Gone With the Wind" collaboration of movie mogul David O. Selznick, "script doctor" Ben Hecht and "Wizard of Oz" director Victor Fleming.

Moonlight and Magnolias was first seen at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2004 and runs at the Tricycle from Sept. 27– Nov. 3. The new production will be directed by Sean Holmes.

For more on the Tricycle's season visit www.tricycle.co.uk.