Old Academy’s 470th production leaves you with ‘Doubt’

Old Academy Players, a non-profit community theater, located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, is one of the oldest and most historic theaters in the city. 

With some of the world’s most famous actors and actresses, including Robert Prosky and Grace Kelly, beginning a career on this stage, Old Academy Players has been well-known and active in the community for almost 90 years.

The theater debuts it’s 470th production on Friday night. 

Doubt, an award winning play, is set in 1964 during a time of change within the Catholic Church. When suspicions began to arise concerning inappropriate behavior between priests and children, there was turmoil within the Church.

But don’t come to the show looking for answers, Doubt goes further than simply answering questions. It provokes them, allowing the audience to decide the truth.

Performances of Doubt begin at 8 p.m on Friday and Saturday at the Old Academy building on Indian Queen Lane in East Falls. Sunday’s show starts at 2 p.m. The play runs every weekend through Mar. 20. Tickets at $12. 

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