In this contemporary murder mystery, set within the confines of a convent, Agnes is a devout, innocent young nun accused of infanticide. As a psychiatrist, herself a lapsed Catholic, and the Mother Superior struggle over Agnes’ fate, the play plunges deeply into the mystery of faith and the consequence of truth.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Barbara Bain as Mother Superior
Emily Bergl as Agnes
Harriet Harris as Dr. Martha Livingstone
Chorus singers include Kathryn Skatula, Ali Olmo, and Teri Bibb.
Includes an interview with Dr. Kevin Orlin Johnson, author of Why Do Catholics Do That.
Directed by Nancy Malone. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in October of 1999.