By John Patrick Shanley
16 MAR - 8 APR 2006 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
From one of America's finest playwrights comes this taught, compelling and magnificently crafted drama about the perils of certainty.
Bronx, 1964. Roman Catholic school principle Sister Aloysius is a woman with a reputation for tenacity and flinty resolve who inhabits a world of black-and-white, truth and lies. So when she begins to have doubts about the relationship between parish priest Father Flynn and a young black student, she sets out, with steely determination, to trap him.
Despite the protestations of the boy's mother, the disbelief of a novice, the weight of the Church authorities and the denials of the priest himself, she will not be swayed from her convictions. Is she driven by the strength of her faith or unjustly persecuting him?