Today, it begins. Don Calamia of PrideSource's Between the Lines and Encore Michigan are finally going to start with the writing that we've been teasing about for several months now. We're going to start our comparisons of the three local professional productions of Doubt. Granted, I use "local" somewhat loosely as the productions were in Lansing, Detroit, and Ann Arbor, but the theater community is small enough, I'm comfortable including them all as local.
We've decided to stretch this out over a few days and provide handy links so that you can compare what we have to say.
Tuesday: Today we'll start with a presentation of what we call an all-star cast. Independently, we've each come up with our favorites from all three casts.
Wednesday: Tomorrow, we'll say which show was our favorite and why.
Thursday: On Thursday, we'll ponder the question that each show asks: "Was the priest guilty?" We've commented to each other that we came up with different answers for each show--though we haven't yet shared with each other what verdicts we came up with.
Friday: This day is still open. It's a chance for us to respond to each other and, we hope, to any one who wants to join in the conversation with their observations.\
You can read Don's observations at his blog, Confessions of a Cranky Critic.