DOUBT's John Patrick Shanley Receives 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

DOUBT's John Patrick Shanley has received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The 10,000 prize is awarded "For a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life."

This year's award was given to "Doubt, a parable" by John Patrick Shanley. Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Thom Pain (based on nothing)" by Will Eno, and "The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl.

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The Manhattan Theatre Club production of DOUBT, the critically acclaimed new play by John Patrick Shanley, celebrated its Broadway opening on Thursday, March 31st at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The production, directed by Doug Hughes, stars Cherry Jones as Sister Aloysius and Brían F. O'Byrne as Father Flynn, with Heather Goldenhersh as Sister James and Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Muller.

Set against the backdrop of a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, DOUBT is the story of a strong-minded woman faced with a difficult decision. Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues…even if she's not entirely certain of the truth?

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