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x200305 AGNES OF GOD & NEVER THE SINNER (IN REP) - HHS Pioneer Theatre

Heritage High School Pioneer Theatre

The Cover of Life

Agnes of God
by John Pielmeier
Never the Sinner
by John Logan
~ In Rep ~

Agnes of God
Thursday, February 27 at 7pm
 Saturday, February 29 at 7pm
Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm
Never the Sinner
Friday, February 28 at 7pm
Sunday, March 1 at 3pm
Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Saturday, March 7 at 7pm
Heritage High School Pioneer Theatre
3020 Wards Ferry Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2499

$5 Students & Sr. Citizens
$8 Adults

"Outstanding play [that]...deals intelligently with questions of religion and psychology." - The New York Times
"Riveting, powerful, electrifying drama...the dialogue crackles." - New York Daily News
"Unquestionably blindingly theatrical...cleverly executed blood and guts evening in the theatre." - New York Post

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, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. 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.

"Great theatre. One of the year's best! An excellent and compelling play!" - New York Post
"Riveting." - New York Daily News
"Brilliant, powerful and cinematic!" - Associated Press
"Sweeps the audience into the boys' friendship without losing sight of the brutal murder. Lays out the furor and the legal maneuvering surrounding this 'Trial of the Century' particularly well, suggesting that nothing much has changed." - The New Yorker

Chicago, May 21, 1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age eighteen, and Robert Loeb, age nineteen, killed fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks. They were quickly apprehended when Leopold’s glasses were found near the corpse. Clarence Darrow defended them, pleading eloquently against capital punishment. Why would wealthy young men murder an innocent boy? What demons lurked behind Loeb’s flashing good looks? Behind Leopold’s saturnine intellect? This exquisite Off-Broadway hit explores the complex relationship between these two who longed to create a private world of fevered intellect and romantic passion. The author suggests that, given twists of fate and character, Leopold or Loeb could be anyone who has loved too much, had a broken heart, wanted to prove everlasting devotion, or looked at a loved one and thought, “I’d die for you…I’d kill for you.” This is a love story set to themes of crime and punishment, the press, the times, humanism, Nietzsche’s philosophy, and the end of the jazz age.


Note:  Heritage High School Pioneer Theatre does not take reservations. 
Tickets may only be purchased in advance through LynchburgTickets.com.
Some tickets may be available at the door prior to a performance.
Advance purchase is recommended.

Call 515-5400 for more information.

Your receipt is your ticket. Please print a copy to bring with you.
Advance purchase Tickets are only available online. Some Tickets may be available at the door. Advance purchase is your only guarantee.
HHS Pioneer Theatre does not take reservations. For more information, please phone (434) 515-5400
Please arrive on time: Latecomers will be seated at a suitable pause in the performance if seating is still available.
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