Maltz Jupiter Theatre


Award-winning drama examines the blurry line between reality and gossip

January 16, 2013 (Jupiter) – It surrounds all of us every day: gossip, rumors, lies, assumptions, jealousy and power.

Yet doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty – as evidenced in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s ambitious new drama Doubt: A Parable, onstage February 3 – 17.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® for best play, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable examines the blurry line between reality and gossip, discipline and compassion, truth and doubt. This powerhouse drama is an eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences; a gripping mystery that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats until the final curtain.

Set in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964, the story centers on the school’s strict principal, Sister Aloysius, and her growing concerns about the school’s popular priest, Father Flynn. But with no proof, can there be certainty? Will judgment triumph over ambiguity?

“This drama is brilliantly written, and our cast is the most talented and established in our region,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “We are delighted to be presenting such a richly textured dramatic work for our audiences here at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.”

Directed by multiple Carbonell Award-winning South Florida director J. Barry Lewis (resident director of Palm Beach Dramaworks), the play will feature a cast of acclaimed South Florida actors: Tony Award® nominee Maureen Anderman, Carbonell Award winners Jim Ballard and Julie Kleiner, and Silver Palm winner and three-time Carbonell nominee Karen Stephens.

“I am so pleased to be returning for the fifth time to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and to be working with such an extraordinary company on such a timely and gripping story of change,” Lewis said.

Anderman (Sister Aloysius) has appeared in eighteen Broadway shows over the last four decades, earning Drama Desk Award and Tony Award® nominations. She has been honored with the Theatre World Award, the Connecticut Critics Award and the Westport Arts Award for her lifetime work in the theatre, and recently starred in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance at Palm Beach Dramaworks.

Locally, Ballard (Father Flynn) won Carbonell Awards for his roles in The Adding Machine and Urinetown and has appeared in numerous South Florida productions, including the multiple Carbonell-winning All My Sons in 2011. Kleiner (Sister James) has also appeared in many productions locally and recently earned a Carbonell for her performance in Hairspray.

Stephens (Mrs. Muller) garnered the New Times Best Actress Award and a Carbonell Nomination for her role in the regional premiere of Sarah Jones' one-woman Broadway show, Bridge & Tunnel. She also received the Silver Palm Award for her roles in Bridge & Tunnel, Clybourne Park and Eclipsed.

The acclaimed 2005 Broadway production of Doubt: A Parable inspired a popular 2008 film adaptation, Doubt, starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. All four received Academy Award nominations for their roles at the 81st Academy Awards.

Doubt: A Parable is sponsored by Jodie and Dan Hunt and The Roy A. Hunt Foundation. Tickets are now on sale now for the rest of the theatre’s 10th Anniversary season. For a complete schedule and tickets, call (561) 575-2223 or visit

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Now celebrating its 10th season, the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,530 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.          

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Doubt: A Parable
Sunday, February 3 – Sunday, February 17

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® for best play, Doubt: A Parable examines the blurry line between reality and gossip, discipline and compassion, truth and doubt. Filled with the intensity of a good mystery and unexpected twists and turns, this powerhouse drama will keep audiences guessing until the final curtain. Visit for showtimes; tickets start at $46. Phone: (561) 575-2223.

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