Sunday, November 16, 2008
Review: Barbara Acker, Logan Sledge, Charity Schubert, Angelique Feaster implode in drama Doubt at Capri Theater, Shreveport
Director Patric McWilliams presented a tantalizing struggle between a somewhat naive, liberal bachelor, played with fluency by Logan Sledge, and a wizened conservative widow, played with graceful implacability by Barbara Acker.
Charity Schubert and Angelique Feaster portrayed the people who are shouldered and hobbled by the conflict, despite their considerable defenses. The quartet of actors matched each other step for step in their march into emotional warfare.
The John Patrick Shanley script is a distillation of the inflammatory forces that drive humans. While the script pitted a young priest against a nun of a certain age, figures akin to a springy Barack Obama and the battle-proven John McCain came to mind.
There is a final performance today at 3 pm.
The Capri Theater proved an effective venue for Sledge and Acker and the tightly-coiled drama. Seated in theater-in-the-round style, the view and auditory connection between audience and the actors was vivid.