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Attention Playwrights!


It is time to prepare your submissions for the annual Playwright Festival at City Theatre of Independence! Submissions will be accepted from January 1-15, 2017. Visit the Playwright Festival 2017 page for full details and guidelines.

Agnes of God

woman reading the bible in the darkness over wooden table

Details

January 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performance Dates: January 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 2017
$12

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by:  John Pielmeier

Directed by: Ernest Williams

SYNOPSIS: 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.

More Details

2016-2017 Season

Crimes of the Heart

Written by: Beth Henley
Directed by: Julie McDaniel

Play

September, 2016

Ravenscroft

Written by: Don Nigro
Directed by: Michael Masterson

Play

November, 2016

Agnes of God

Written by: John Pielmeier
Directed by: Ernest Williams

Play

January, 2017

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Written by: Bob Carlton
Directed by: Larry Morris

Play

March, 2017

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Gregory Chafin

June, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      December 1, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Member Meeting
    • Description
      We hold open business meetings eight times per year in the evenings and encourage anyone interested to attend. All meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Sermon Center.
    • Date
      January 5, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Agnes of God
      $12
    • Description

      Written by:  John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      SYNOPSIS: 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.

    • Date
      January 6, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Agnes of God
      $12
    • Description

      Written by:  John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      SYNOPSIS: 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.

    • Date
      January 7, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Dinner Theatre
      $26
    • Description

      Agnes of God Dinner Theatre - One Night Only

      Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

      Curtain: 8:00 p.m.

      Buy tickets online, or by phone at 816-325-7367. Price includes dinner and show. Agnes of God is written by John Pielmeier and directed by Ernest Williams. Presented by CTI by special arrangement with Samuel French.

    • Date
      January 7, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Agnes of God
      $12
    • Description

      Written by:  John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      SYNOPSIS: 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.

    • Date
      January 13, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Agnes of God
      $12
    • Description

      Written by:  John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      SYNOPSIS: 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.

    • Date
      January 14, 2017
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Agnes of God
      $12
    • Description

      Written by:  John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      SYNOPSIS: 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.

    • Date
      January 15, 2017
      2:00 pm
    • Event
      Agnes of God
      $12
    • Description

      Written by:  John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      SYNOPSIS: 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.

    • Date
      January 26, 2017
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Member Meeting
    • Description
      We hold open business meetings eight times per year in the evenings and encourage anyone interested to attend. All meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Sermon Center.
    • Date
      January 30, 2017
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Return to the Forbidden Planet

      Written by: Bob Carlton

      Directed by: Larry Morris

      Prepare 1 to 2 minute Shakespearean or Fakespearean (i.e. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars) monologue. Please bring in 32 bars (about a minute) of a rock song (classic rock or musical theater rock – think Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Rock of Ages). Music from the show is not to be used for auditions. Show songs are posted below. Please bring sheet music in the correct key or a backing track in MP3.

Meet Our Directors

You can't have a great show without great directors. Learn more about the directors for the 2016-2017 season.

Julie McDaniel

Director
Crimes of the Heart, September 2016

Michael Masterson

Director
Ravenscroft, November 2016

Ernest Williams

Director
Agnes of God, January 2017

Larry Morris

Director
Return to the Forbidden Planet, March 2017

Greg Chafin

Director
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, June 2017

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