HART opens “Agnes of God” on Jan. 17
HART’s Winter Studio Season Opens January 17 with Tony Winning Drama “AGNES OF GOD”
HART is ready to brighten the dark nights of winter, once again, as the troupe gears up for its Studio Season beginning January 17 with the Tony winning drama “Agnes of God.” Over the next twelve weeks HART will present six shows featuring some of the area’s finest talent in award winning material. Other production in the winter line up include “Other Desert Cities” opening Jan. 31, “Frozen” opening February 14, “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” opening February 28, “Poe” opening March 14, and “Most Improved Camper” opening March 28.
The Feichter Studio is part of the backstage of the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House, seats only 65, and is loved by many for its intimacy. It has hosted all of HART’s award winning productions.
The first show of the winter season is no exception. “Agnes of God” is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. The play was a Broadway sensation when it opened in 1982 starring Geraldine Page, Amanda Plummer and Elizabeth Ashley. In 1985 it became a film starring Ann Bancroft, Jane Fonda and Meg Tilly.
HART’s production, under the direction of Wanda Taylor, features Lyn Donley, Suzanne Tinsley and Hanni Muerdter. The show has performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday January 17 and 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday January 19 at 3pm. Possible hold over dates are January 24, 25 and 26.
Seating in the Feichter Studio is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve seats call HART at 828 456 6322 or go online to www.harttheatre.com . Performances are at 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville.