Here is Angelica Howland reviewing her lines before a performance of the play “Doubt” at the Herberger Theatre in downtown Phoenix. Matthew Wiener, the play’s director and April Smith, the stage manager were kind enough to let me back stage before a performance of this beautifully staged play written by John Patrick Shanley. Angelica gave a perfect performance playing Sister James as did the rest of the superb cast. Matthew is the artistic director for Actor’s Theatre, a company that is dedicated to providing theatre that is passionate, thought provoking, and designed to add to the social dialogue. The play “Doubt” certainly fills all of those commitments.
Posted in the theatre lobby, was a dry-erase board where audience members could share their opinions about the play. By the time I left, the board was full of lines of dialogue representing the divergent views the play always elicits from the audience.