Agnes of God Being Staged at SWOSU

Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier, will be staged February 27-March 1 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

SWOSU’s national honor theatre society—Alpha Psi Omega—is doing the production with performances set for the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1.

Based on a true story, Agnes of God features a young nun (Howe TX junior Amber Hayes) who is accused of murdering an infant she gave birth to in a cloistered convent. The psychiatrist (Graham TX junior Sheri Flowers) assigned to her case meets opposition in the convent’s Mother Superior (Leedey freshman Corianne Fairchild), and all three women explore questions of Faith, Memory and the meaning of Sainthood.

The production is directed by Omaha (NE) junior Monica Sallaway.  Others on the production team include Okeene junior Calley Lamar as stage manager; Okeene junior Drew Krause as lighting designer; Oklahoma City Bella Jennings (Northwest Classen) as costume and makeup assistant; Lawton (High) senior James Brennan as scenic designer; Cordell junior Merritt Taylor as costume and makeup designer; Auburndale (FL) sophomore Kaylee Willyard as graphics designer; and Flowers as properties manager.

Discretion is advised for the production of Agnes of God due to some subject matter and language. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for non-SWOSU students and free for individuals with a valid SWOSU ID. There will be no advance tickets. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.