A Parable

by John Patrick Stanley


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"Tightly absorbing" - The New York Times

"A theatrical miracle" - Broadway World


What do we value: truth, or certainty? In uncertain times, are we willing to wait for truth or will we settle for "alternative facts"? 

The Show

Shanley's Pulitzer-prize winning drama takes place in a Catholic school in the Bronx in 1964. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. When Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius a guilt-inducing suspicion about Father Flynn, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. 


New York Times (2004)

New York Magazine (2005)

Variety (2005)

Washington Post (2004)

Broadway World (2007)


The Team

Director: Richard Quesnel

Set Design: Nicole Lee Quesnel

Stage Management: Nadia Ursacki

Lighting Designer: Allan Hoch 

Sister Aloysius: Kathleen Sheehy

Father Flynn: Terry Barna

Sister James: Laura Spencer

Mrs. Muller: Sarah Nairne

Performance Dates:

Wed, March 22nd, 2017 at 8pm

Thu, March 23rd, 2017 at 8pm*

Fri, March 24th, 2017 at 8pm*

Sat, March 25th, 2017 at 2pm

Sat, March 25th, 2017 at 8pm

Sun, March 26th, 2017 at 2pm

Tue, March 28th, 2017 at 8pm

Wed, March 29th, 2017 at 8pm

Thu, March 30th, 2017 at 8pm**

Fri, March 31st, 2017 at 10:30am

Fri, March 31st, 2017 at 8pm*

Sat, April 1, 2017 at 2pm 

Sat, April 1, 2017 at 8pm

*Stay for a talk-back with the cast/crew after these performances

**SPECIAL TALK-BACK! Join Jennifer Campbell from 570 News/Country 106.7 after this performance!

Running Time:

1 hr. 40 mins (including intermission)


The Registry Theatre 

122 Frederick St., Kitchener


The regional lot beside the theatre is free after 5pm and on weekends