Challenging drama to open NNU’s performing arts season

September 27, 2017

Northwest Nazarene University will kick off their 2017-2018 performing arts season with the powerful theatrical drama, “Doubt, A Parable” Oct. 19-22 in the Emerson Auditorium in Emerson Administration Building.

In this thought-provoking production, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

On Friday, Oct. 20, a Talk Back Panel will be held immediately following the show. Panelists will include the director, Krista Jo Miller, and various members of the NNU and Nampa communities, including local clergy, who will add context and insight into some of the challenging aspects of the play.

A Conversation Café will be offered after the other three performances (Oct. 19, 21 and 22) as an invitation for audience members to informally discuss their reactions to the play with one another and ask questions of the director and cast members. Coffee and desserts will be available for purchase.

Performances will be held Oct. 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.

Individual tickets are $8 for adults or $5 for seniors, children and students. Admission to this show is also available with the 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season Pass which is $38 for adults or $25 for seniors, children and students. The Performing Arts Season Pass includes all ticketed university performances from the Department of Music.

Tickets and season passes are available through the Department of Music by emailing or calling (208) 467-8413.

Thumbnail photo: NNU students perform in "The M.R.S. Degree" last fall.