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Agnes of God comes to CWC

Agnes of God comes to CWC

Jun 30, 2014 - From staff reports

The play is famous for its challenging roles for women and relies solely on the performance of the three main characters.

The Central Wyoming College Theatre Department will present "Agnes of God" in July.

The three-character drama by John Peilmeier tells the controversial story of Agnes, a young, intensely spiritual nun accused of murdering her newborn baby. Court appointed psychiatrist Dr. Livingstone then is summoned to investigate Agnes's sanity and finds herself at odds with the convent's Mother Superior.

The CWC cast features three Riverton natives. Dr. Livingstone is played by Jaden Brummond, a theatre major at the University of Wyoming. Molly Thornton, who is studying biology and theatre at UW, plays Mother Miriam Ruth. The role of Agnes is played by Aubrey Ducharme, a student at Wind River High School.

"Agnes of God" is famous for its challenging roles for women and relies solely on the performance of the three main characters.

When it opened on Broadway in 1982, original cast members Geraldine Page (Mother Superior) and Amanda Plummer (Agnes) were nominated for Tony Awards for their performances. The 1985 film version earned Academy Award nominations for Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly in the same roles.

"Agnes of God" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 11 and July 12 in the Robert A. Peck Art Center dance studio. A Sunday matinee will be at 2:30 p.m. July 13.

Some parents may consider the show unsuitable for children.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors and are available from the play's director, Mike Myers, at 855-2217 or mmyers@cwc.edu. Tickets also will be available at the door.

This production will be revived and performed again Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, as the first play of the 2014-2015 theater season.

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