9th Hour is proud to share with audiences its fourth and final production of the 2012 season, Agnes of God, in the studio theatre at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, playing for a 12-performance run November 1-10.
In 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 her suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? The questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.
This powerhouse play of mystery and investigation, acted by just three women, is sure to poke and provoke audiences as to the sincerity of faith, and the need for miracles in a day and age of science and reason. Who is Agnes, or more crucially, who do we need her to be?
Tickets for Agnes of God are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.9th-hour.ca, in person at the Great Canadian Theatre Company box office (1233 Wellington Street West), or by calling the GCTC box office at 613-236-5196.