by John Pielmeier
Agnes of God tells the story of a psychiatrist who is assigned by the court to assess the sanity of a young nun, Agnes, who is accused of murdering her newborn baby. Through conversations between Doctor Livingstone and the Mother Superior of Agnes’s convent, this play explores the relationship between science and religion and allows us to question: is concrete proof more important than our personal beliefs? This is a particularly striking question in today’s climate where, as Mother Miriam says, “we are better off,” but have “no room for miracles.”
Content Warning: Agnes of God contains discussions of murder, abortion, and sexual assault and depictions of blood and body dysmorphia.
Yale Repertory Theatre