Current Season: 2013-2014
Agnes Of God
|Written By:||John Pielmeier
|Directed By:||Gerry Butts
|Produced By:||Bruce Bennett
Agnes of God, tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. The title is a pun on the Latin phrase Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
The play was filmed in Guelph in 1985, starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly.
The stage play relies solely on the three main characters: Martha, the Psychiatrist; the Mother Superior; and Agnes, the Novice. All three roles are considered demanding for the actors playing them. Martha covers the full gamut of emotion during the play, from nurturer to antagonist, from hard-nosed court psychiatrist and atheist to faith-searching healer. Agnes and the Mother Superior enact flashbacks to events at the convent. The Mother Superior must expound the possibilities of miracles while recognizing the realities of today's world, of which she is painfully aware. Agnes is a beautiful but tormented soul whose abusive upbringing has affected her ability to think rationally.
|Written By:||Andrew Wreggitt & Rebecca Shaw|
|Directed By:||Cathy Judd
|Produced By:||Brian Pickles
When four men set off to find an isolated cabin in the forest on a "wildman” weekend, a la Robert Bly, everything that can go wrong does! Andy, a men’s movement advocate, and Robin, a crystal-gazing New Ager, coax Stewart, an unsuspecting grocer, and Randall, a skeptical, city lawyer, into reluctantly participating in male-bonding ceremonies and communal hugs. The result? Hockey cheers and Neil Young singalongs!
This play is a satire on men’s self-help encounters of the type made famous by drum-beating poet Robert Bly and the new-age, touchy-feely movement that supported it.