Is she mad or is she sainted?
The award-winning Broadway drama, “Agnes of God,” explores this question as a seemingly naïve and angelic 21-year-old nun stands accused of bearing a child in the convent and strangling it – none of which she can remember.
This Berea Arena Theater production is “for mature audiences only,” said director Eddie Kennedy. Show times are today (Thursday) through Saturday and Feb. 13-15. All show times are 8 p.m. except for a 2 p.m. show Sunday, Feb. 15.
Dr. Martha Livingstone (Christie Tate) is a court psychiatrist who must determine if Agnes (Hannah Williams-Beaver) is sane. The convent’s superior, Mother Miraim Ruth (Tara Bellando), believes Agnes is “touched by God” in some mysterious way that science cannot explain.
The battle between Mother Miraim Ruth, who wishes to protect Agnes’ fragile spirit, and Dr. Livingston, who wants to heal her shattered mind, becomes an example of man’s conflicting needs for rational certainty and for mystery and faith.
Tickets are $8. For reservations, call 986-9039.