Other Desert Cities: A Fierce and Funny Political Drama
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Agnes of God tells the story of a novice nun accused of murdering her newborn baby. A court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Martha Livingstone, is charged with the task of assessing the sanity of the young and beautiful Sister Agnes (who insists her baby was the result of an immaculate conception) -- as well as discovering who fathered the child and what events led to its death. But the convent's Mother Superior seems bent on protecting Sister Agnes from the doctor at all costs, arousing the suspicions surrounding her even further. In this explosive production from Bloomington Civic Theatre, all three of these women are forced to face harsh realities as they reexamine the meaning of faith and the power of love. A hit on Broadway, this Tony Award-winning psychological drama was later adapted into the 1985 film starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly. Learn More
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Featured review from Sid Korpi
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I bought these tickets knowing absolutely nothing about the play other than I'd overheard from some actor friends that it was very good. Since it was my husband's birthday, I figured this would make a nice gift. We both absolutely loved the play. The performances were all top-notch, the writing deft and insightful, and even the set was terrific. I so love taking chances on shows here in the Twin Cities; I can count on one hand the number of times I've been disappointed. Many thanks to the cast, director and crew of this wonderful show.
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Too much booze, pills, profanity. Lots of yelling. Everyone dysfunctional (except maybe the son). Characters not likable (except maybe the son).
Why is this play garnering such accolades? Beats me.
A disappointing evening at best.
Quotes & Highlights
- Check out a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gVlQUsDx91E">YouTube video preview</a> of The Guthrie's production of <em>Other Desert Cities</em>.
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes, including one intermission.