John Pielmeier

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Plays by John Pielmeier

audio Agnes of God

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

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.

Includes an interview with Dr. Kevin Orlin Johnson, author of "Why Do Catholics Do That.”

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, Emily Bergl and Harriet Harris.

Featuring: Barbara Bain, Emily Bergl, Harriet Harris

John Pielmeier is an American playwright, based in New York. His first play, A Chosen Room, was first produced in 1976. In 1979, Agnes of God won the Great American Play Contest following a staged reading at the O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference. A full production followed in 1980, and the play opened on Broadway in 1982. He adapted the play for the screen, the movie being released in 1985 and earning a Writers Guild of America Award-nomination. Other plays include Voices in the Dark, Haunted Lives, The Boys of Winter, Sleight of Hand, Jass, Impassioned Embraces, Steeplechase, The Funny Place, Young Rube, Willi, Slow Dance with a Hot Pickup and Madonna and Child.