Agnes of God by John Pielmier
Directed by Drew Mason
Dates: Tues Jan 30 7.30pm
Thurs Feb 1 7.30pm
Season Begins on May 4th 2018
Venue: 82 Phoenix St North Sunshine
Auditions will be open call. Auditionees should plan on spending at least an hour at the auditions and be prepared to participate in scene readings with other auditionees. Director is looking for how the actors can influence each other.
To register your attendance for either night, please contact the director, Drew Mason: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scripts may also be requested via email.
Synopsis: Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film.
Characters: 3 female (2 older 1 younger)
Dr. Martha Livingstone: (30+)Martha covers the full gamut of emotion during the play, from nurturer to antagonist, from hard nosed court psychiatrist and atheist to faith-searching healer. She is always on stage and has only three small respites from monologues or dialogue while Agnes and the Mother Superior enact flashbacks to events at the convent.
Mother Miriam Ruth: (40+)
The Mother Superior must expound the possibilities of miracles while recognizing the realities of today’s world
Sister Agnes: (18+)
Agnes is a beautiful but tormented soul whose abusive upbringing has affected her ability to think rationally.
Type of production
Company Name and Suburb
Sunshine Community Theatre