Event: 'Agnes of God' - theatrical production
Date: 3-7 December 2020
Venue: University of Malta - Valletta Campus Theatre
Through an innovative and ambitious project, the play 'Agnes of God' will be staged from the 3-7 of December 2020 at the University of Malta Valletta Campus Theatre with the aim of creating a space for dialogue between theists and atheists, based on the approach whatever our beliefs, we all share a common human experience with lots of questions but few answers.
Agnes of God (written by John Pielmeier and directed by Dr Tyrone Grima) is a three-hander thriller set in a cloistered monastery. In a nutshell, a novice (Kyra Lautier) gives birth to a baby which is found dead a few minutes later. A psychiatrist (Simone Ellul) is commissioned to assess the mental health of the nun but the mother superior (Isabel Warrington) does not make it easy because there is more than meets the eye.
The production is happening in the context of a University-funded research project titled "Perspectives on the human quest for existential meaning through theatre" in joint collaboration between Dr Christian Colombo, Prof Vicki Ann Cremona, and Dr Tyrone Grima. The project aims to explore the tension in contemporary society between a pull towards secularisation and simultaneously the more traditional side of society that fears that liberalism will destroy its values and structure. We hope to do this by providing a bridge for communication between these two polarities, based on the deep need in each human person to find meaning in life.
To this end, two followup webinars will be organised on the 8 and the 10 of December 18:00 - 20:00.