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‘Agnes of God’
The Bradley Playhoue will present “Agnes of God” for two weekends, starting Feb. 21. Left to right: Natasha Darius as Dr. Martha Livingstone, left, and Diane Pollard as Mother Miriam Ruth. Photo by Jeff Buchbinder.

'Agnes of God'
opening Feb. 21
PUTNAM — The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse will present “Agnes of God” starting Feb. 21. It is a play that deals with themes of faith, materepnal instinct and how far people will go to preserve their chosen way of life.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 1. Tickets are $21 for adults and $17 for seniors and students. . Due to mature subject matter, discretion is advised for those 14 and under.
Reservations may be made with a major credit card online at or by calling 860-928-7887.
The TNECT performance is directed by Nicholas Magrey. Natasha Darius appears as Doctor Martha Livingstone, Diane Pollard is Mother Miriam Ruth and Agnes is played by Age Anderson.
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?
Livingtone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.
“Agnes of God was written by John Pielmeier and first presented in a staged reading at Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Waterford CT, in July 1979. It opened on Broadway on March 7, 1980 with Elizabeth Ashley, Geraldine Page and Amanda Plummer and was nominated for two Tony Awards. Agnes of God was made into a film in 1985, starring Jane Fonda as Martha Livingstone, Anne Bancroft as Mother Miriam Ruth and Meg Tilly as Agnes.


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