Thorneloe stages “Agnes of God” to fund seat campaign

By Callam Rodya

The emotionally compelling drama Agnes of God by John Pielmeier starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, and Meg Tilly became one of the most talked-about films of 1985.

Thorneloe Theatre presents a dramatic staged reading Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. for one night only.

Agnes of God is the third installment in a new series of playscript readings put on by Thorneloe as an effort to raise money to replace the aging seating in the Thorneloe Theatre. Audiences have already been treated to one-time performances of Ethan Coen’s Almost an Evening, directed by Jenny Hazelton, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Patricia Tedford.

Thorneloe’s reading of Agnes of God features Clare Andrews as the enigmatic Agnes who sings hauntingly in her ethereal voice. Professor Andrea Levan plays Mother Superior. Professional actor and head of Thorneloe’s acting department, Professor Patricia Tedford, plays the psychiatrist Dr. Livingstone.

Rounding out the reading is original music by David Buley who, in the few years he has been in Sudbury, has wowed audiences again and again.

This intriguing story presents moral and spiritual issues surrounding the possible virgin conception of a novice Catholic nun. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Call Thorneloe at 673-1730 ext 0 for reservations or more information.