Agnes of God
Tuesday, August 29 at 7 pm
Part for: One woman in her 20s to play Agnes
Directed by Tom Arthur
The story: Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film.
Performance dates: Thursdays – Saturdays, October 12 – 14 and October 19 – 21 and Sundays, October 15 and 22 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. Rehearsals start September 5, 2017.
Scripts available in the Reserve Section at Massanutten Regional Library.
Tentative rehearsal schedule is below. Rehearsals are at Broad Street Mennonite Church.
“Riveting, powerful, electrifying drama…the dialogue crackles.” – New York Daily News
Audition dates for our Spring 2018 production Lend Me A Tenor will be announced in the Fall.
Information about Lend Me A Tenor is below.
Parts for 4 males, 4 female
Lend Me A Tenor
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by J.P. Gulla
Audition dates: TBD
Performances April 19 – 29, 2018 at Court Square Theater.
The Story: Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. It was directed on Broadway by Jerry Zaks, and in London by David Gilmore