First staged Off-Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club, this John Patrick Shanley play, set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, later transferred to Broadway, winning a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Shanley’s exploration of truth and consequences was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film directed by the playwright and starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.
In his preface, Shanley expounds: “Doubt requires more courage than conviction does, and more energy; because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite -- it is a passionate exercise. You may come out of my play uncertain. You may want to be sure. Look down on that feeling. We’ve got to learn to live with a full measure of uncertainty. There is no last word. That’s the silence under the chatter of time.”
First TCG Edition: 2005