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Preview: Agnes of God by Desert Wine Productions

Following productions of Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill in 2016 and Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends in 2017 in ‘off central’ locations such as Goodman Arts Centre and The Grassroots’ Club. Now, they’re bringing theatre back to the hub of Singapore, with Agnes of God playing at the KC Arts Centre this week.

Punning on the Latin phrase Agnus Dei (Lamb of God), Agnes of God was first written by American playwright John Pielmeier in1979 and eventually adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film. The psychological thriller follows the story of novice nun Sister Agnes as she gives birth to a newborn baby who is later found murdered and dumped in a wastebasket. Agnes remembers nothing, insisting that the baby must have been a virgin conception, and the courts appoint psychiatrist Dr. Martha Livingstone to get to the bottom of this mystery and find out what really happened. But it’s not going to be an easy task, with Mother Superior Miriam standing of the way between Livingstone and the truth. 

Agnes of God will feature actors Tan Rui Shan, Tanya Ang and Lee Jie Ying, and will be produced and directed by Sharmila Melissa Yogalingam. As for who killed the baby, where it even came from, and the dark secrets of the convent? That’s a mystery you’ll only be able to solve if you head down and watch this thrilling drama.  

Agnes of God plays at the KC Arts Centre from 26th – 27th May. Tickets available from SISTIC

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