9th Hour Theatre presents Agnes of God

A young nun is suspected of murdering her own newborn baby in Agnes of God, being presented by the 9th Hour Theatre Company in the Great Canadian Theatre Company studio starting November 1st.

Agnes of God, produced by the 9th Hour Theatre CompanyIn this drama by John Pielmeier, a court psychiatrist, Doctor Martha Livingstone, is charged with assessing the sanity of a young novitiate, Sister Agnes, accused of murdering her newborn. The Mother Superior, Miriam Ruth, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing the doctor’s suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Is Agnes a saint, insane, innocent, or simply naïve? Where is the line drawn between reason and faith, science and miracles? Who is Agnes, or more crucially, who do we need her to be? These questions and others force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.

Agnes of God, produced by 9th Hour TheatreAgnes of God opens November 1st and runs through November 10th. Shows run Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm, and a special all-tickets-are-$15-matinee on Friday November 2nd at 2:30pm. Tickets are $32 with discounts for students and seniors and on weekend matinees. They can be purchased at the GCTC box office on 1233 wellington, by phone at 613-236-5196 or online at the Great Canadian Theatre Company website.

The play is directed by Marc-André Charron and stars Gabrielle Lazarovitz, Janet Rice, and Anna Lewis.

Note: Due to mature subject matter, Agnes of God is not recommended for younger audiences. Also note that herbal cigarettes are used during the performance.

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Preview article prepared by Allan Mackey with information from the official release and the GCTC website. (Poster from 9th-hour.ca)

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