Agnes of God

Agnes of God

Agnes of God

Agnes of God


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? 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.

John Pielmeier's provocative drama, a gripping and dynamic showcase for three strong actors, was a hit on Broadway and on film.

Read more about the play on Breaking Character: Agnes of God: A Conversation with Author John Pielmeier.

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  • Caution Smoking Smoking


  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: All Women, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


John Pielmeier

John Pielmeier is an actor and writer who began his career with the internationally acclaimed play and movie Agnes of God. Since then he has had three more plays mounted on Broadway and over 25 film, television movies and miniseries produced. Most recently he has written and ...

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