Aug. 18, 2011 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNCSA TO PRESENT AGNES OF GOD
WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will give a workshop performance of Agnes of God by John Pielmeier. Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 28-30, and at 2 p.m. April 30 and May 1 in Patrons Theatre of Performance Place on the UNCSA campus. The play will be presented in raw form, without the aid of stage elements, costumes or lighting.
In the play, a dead newborn is discovered in Sister Agnes’ living quarters, and she claims it was a child of virgin birth. A court-appointed psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash in the ensuing investigation as they search for the truth.
Faculty member Laura Henry will direct college juniors and seniors (members of Studios III and IV) in the School of Drama.
Tickets are $5 (with a $1 facility usage fee) and are available through the UNCSA Box Office, 336-721-1945.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.