Theatre UNO presents “Agnes of God” by John Pielmeir and “Two Rooms” by Lee Blessing. Running in repertory in the Lab Theatre through Nov. 22, these two shows question the truth of human connection in moments of strained reality and the presence of quiet hope in dark places.
What: "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeir and "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing
Where: In the Lab Theater at Theater UNO, 307 Performing Arts Center,
2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148 (Map)
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: Call the UNO Box Office, 504-280-SHOW (7469); Students, $8; Adults, $12
“Agnes of God” tells the story of a psychiatrist’s struggle to analyze and help a young nun accused of murdering her newborn baby with no recollection of such an event transpiring. A psychological war ensues between the well-intentioned psychiatrist and the domineering Mother Superior over Agnes’ mental health, allowing the play to explore the contrasts of science and religion, facts and faith.
“Two Rooms” follows Michael and Lanie, the former a desperate prisoner in Beirut and the latter trying everything she can to stay connected to her husband from America. Joined by an interfering journalist and a U.S. Government representative, these four characters try the best they can to cope with a situation where the answers are completely overshadowed by the questions.
Continued performances will take place in the Lab Theatre in the UNO Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m.
“Agnes of God” is directed by Beau Bratcher and features Natalie Collins, Venita Matthews, and Meghan Rose Shea. This production showcases the work of Kevin Griffith (set design), Anthony French (costume design), Mitchel Courville (lighting design), Diane Bass (sound and lighting design), and Sam Eroche (stage manager).
“Two Rooms” is directed by Erick Wolfe and features Nathan Anderson, Tiffany Anderson, Arielle B. Brown, and Zachary J. Olinger. This production showcases the work of Kevin Griffith (set design), Diane Baas (sound and lighting design), Anthony French (costume design), and Milan Holman (stage manager).