Thursday, April 25, 2024

Agnes of God


Local Theater Done Right!!!!

Square One Theater
719 Birdseye Street

Square One Theatre Company presents playwright John Pielmeier’s taut, compelling, forceful and thought-provoking drama Agnes of God, inspired by a newspaper article about an event that occurred in a convent near Rochester, New York. When a young nun had no memory of giving birth and then murdering her child, she is court-ordered to be examined by a therapist.

Agnes of God is being presented by our own local theater company. The Square One Theatre Company, a nonprofit theatre, was founded in 1990 by Executive Producer Barbara Cairney and Artistic Director Tom Holehan.

Employed by the Stratford Library, Holehan had begun a theatre program of staged readings there in 1985. With Cairney, they recognized an opportunity to create a new professional theatre in Stratford Center when the town’s former movie house was bought and renovated as a legitimate theatre by the Scottish Rite Building Corporation.

Following negotiations with the new owners, a Square One Theatre staff was assembled. Money to begin production was raised through donations from individuals, companies and corporations. A volunteer organization, The Friends of Square One Theatre, was also established in 1990. Square One’s first production, A Walk In The Woods, was praised and supported by the original Broadway producer, Lucille Lortel, in addition to receiving numerous honors in regional and national theatre competitions.

Square One Theatre is now in its 32nd anniversary season. At the end of its 25th anniversary, the theatre was forced to find a new producing space at the Stratford Academy where an intimate black box theatre space has been established. Each season has seen success, critically and financially. Many performances have been sold out and the subscriber base is now over 1,000. The Readers Theatre Showcase, Square One‘s second venue located at the Stratford Library, offers free readings of plays during the summer. The theatre also presents these staged readings in area libraries and other venues.

Agnes of God performance schedule:
Fridays, March 10-17-24 at 8 p.m.
Saturdays, March 11-18-25 at 4 p.m. (twilight matinee) AND 8 p.m.
Sundays, March 12-19-26 at 2pm

Single Tickets are:
$25 for limited number of front row seats
$22 for each adult single ticket
$20 for each senior citizen/student tickets

Tickets may be purchased:
By phone: box office at 203.375.8778(24/7)
Online at:
In person: at box office 60 minutes prior to each performance
Payments by cash or check only.

The stage at Stratford Academy is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the box office of any special needs when reserving tickets.


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