Sunday 07th May
Agnes of God presented by Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group
The stage play concerns 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. She is always on stage and has only three small respites from monologues or dialogue while 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. Agnes is a beautiful but tormented soul whose abusive upbringing has affected her ability to think rationally.