Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play -
Bare stage. One chair.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Play w/ Music
Cutting Approved for Competition
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups, Tours
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Summoned to a covent, 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, determindly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax.
A hit on Broadway and later on film.
"Riveting, powerful, electrifying drama...the dialogue crackles." - New York Daily News
"Outstanding play [that]...deals intelligently with questions of religion and psychology." - The New York Times
"Unquestionably blindingly theatrical...cleverly executed blood and guts evening in the theatre." - New York Post
Read at the 1979 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights' Conference.
Professional premiere at Actors' Theatre of Louisville, March, 1980.