Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
LWC College Theatre to present Agnes of God
Powerful play was first staged at Actor's Theatre in Louisville, KY and was adapted into a film in 1985 by Norman Jewison
Click on headline for complete story
The Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program will present the award-winning play Agnes of God, Wed-Thu-Fri & Sunday, November 11-13 at 7pmCT & Sun Nov, 15,2015 at 2pmCT, and at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.
The play, which has roots in Kentucky, will be presented in a black-box style setting, so seating will be limited to fewer than 100.
LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, who is the play's director, said he decided to present the play in black box - which will seat audience members on part of the stage - rather than in V.P. Henry Auditorium's traditional proscenium-style setting to "increase the audience's intimacy with the story."
"It's a very, very good play. It's a powerful play," Brock said. "And by having the audience literally on top of the action will further draw them into what is a very strong story."
Agnes of God is a three-character story about a court psychiatrist who attempts to unravel the case of a dead baby found in the wastebasket of a young nun who has no memory of the incident. The psychiatrist battles with a strong-willed mother superior, who insists the child was immaculately conceived.
"It's a very intense play, because you hear the story through the psychologist," Brock said. "It's also a horrifying story on some levels - it's very strong. ... The psychologist discovers that she doesn't have all the answers and basically ends up with questions. It's a very honest play that does not tie everything together in a neat little package."
Written by John Pielmeier, Agnes of God was first staged in 1980 at Actors Theatre of Louisville's renowned Humana Festival of New American Plays. It opened on Broadway in 1982, where it was nominated for several Tony Awards, before being adapted into a 1985 film by Norman Jewison.
"It deals with a lot of serious issues around psychology and religion," Brock said. "It's very well-written, wonderful play."
Brock has directed Agnes of God before, and he said that audience members have embraced the the play's strong story.
"Whenever I've done it before, audiences were spellbound all the way through," he said. "It's very captivating and interesting."
Contact Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story was posted on 2015-11-08 04:52:19
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Local Arts Scene:
ACHS welding students win art award at Corvette Museum
ADAIR Band takes State AAA Band Championship for 21st time!
Glasgow Musicale presents Strings/Got No Strings 15 Nov 2015
Poem by Billy Joe Fudge: Sunset after the rain
LWC Theatre to present 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
ACHS Art Students take top prizes at state conference
Geo. Kolbenschlag: Cutting back on Arts & Humanities shortsighted
Shock AND frustration greets humanities pathway decision
The Arts & Economic Development: State offers help
Oil Painting Techniques by Peggy Sherry at Kentucky Artisan
View even more articles in topic Local Arts Scene
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.