Science and Religion Collide in Controversial Drama Agnes of God
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A violent cycle of corruption and betrayal is set in motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, his trusted friend. Macbeth -- with his manipulative wife by his side -- achieves the power he believes he deserves, but the price is tragically high. Shakespeare's masterpiece provides a glimpse into the human heart, with the "black and deep desires" that are often found in even the best of men and women. Organic Theater Company's fresh take on this ageless tale sees this power couple's journey in its grotesque complexity. Learn More
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Very well done. The interplay between religion and atheist was brilliant - as it showed the pros and cons between both. And it left the audience member ping pong back and forth on which to support. One area that was a little too intense was the loud volume of actors voices - perhaps I'm too sensitive, but I thought they could have toned it down a bit (i.e., less dramatic). Recommend watching.
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_Agnes of God _was adapted into a film in 1985, starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly. The stage play contains more dialogue than the film and is restricted to the three main characters. It is considered a demanding play for actors, due to the range of emotions displayed and the fact that the three actors carry the entire drama.
By John Peilmeier
Directed by Jacob Christopher Green
Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is chared with assessing the sanity of a young novitiate accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further. 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.