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Clarke Drama Department Opens Season with ‘Agnes of God,’ Oct. 16-19

posted on October 3, 2008

The Clarke College Drama Department will open its 2008-2009 season with “Agnes of God,” by John Pielmeier from Thursday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 19, in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students.

The three-person cast includes students Erin Kane, of Dubuque, Iowa in the role of Agnes; Valerie Heitzman, of Dubuque, Iowa, as Dr. Martha Livingstone; and Allison Padely, of Marion, Iowa, as Mother Miriam Ruth. Clarke Professor of Drama Carol Blitgen, BVM, Ph.D. is directing the performance.

“Agnes of God” is about Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, asked to determine the sanity of a young novice, Agnes, accused of murdering her baby. In her search for solutions, Livingstone engages Agnes, Mother Superior and herself in a re-examination of the meaning of faith and the commitment of love.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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