Review: Jones Soars in "Doubt"

What would you do if you were convinced someone was guilty of child abuse, but you had no way of proving it? Well, today, you might have a host of options, from calling the police to dropping a dime to the media, but in the 1960s things weren't so easy. That's the backdrop of "Doubt," John Patrick Shanley's much-praised play, now at the Colonial Theatre.

There are several noteworthy aspects of "Doubt." Serious new plays hardly ever go on the road any longer, at least in their Broadway incarnations. And when they do, they almost never have an actor of Cherry Jones's stature. Jones won a second Tony for her role as a crusading but puritanical nun, and from the moment she appears on stage she makes it evident she deserved it.

This program aired on February 8, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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