Douglas, Kennedy and Dizzia Begin Performances in George Street Agnes of God Jan. 6

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The George Street Playhouse's production of Agnes of God begins performances Jan. 6.

Directed by Ted Sod, the New Jersey theatre's mounting of John Pielmeier's play features Suzzanne Douglas as Dr. Martha Livingstone, Laurie Kennedy as Mother Miriam Ruth and Maria Dizzia as Agnes. The limited engagement — with set design by Ted Simpson, costume design by David Murin, lighting design by Joe Saint and sound design by Christopher J. Bailey — will run through Feb. 1. Agnes of God concerns the death of a newborn baby found in a convent wastebasket and the guilt or innocence of a 21-year-old nun. The drama opened at Broadway's Music Box Theatre in March 1982, where it played 599 performances before closing Sept. 4, 1983. The original cast featured Elizabeth Ashley, Geraldine Page and Amanda Plummer as Agnes. Plummer won a Best Featured Actress Tony for her performance.

Suzzanne Douglas starred as Billie Holiday in George Street's production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill; her Broadway credits include The Threepenny Opera, Into the Woods, The Tap Dance Kid, Sophisticated Ladies and A Grand Night for Singing. Laurie Kennedy's Broadway credits include Man and Superman, Major Barbara, Spoils of War, Copenhagen and both parts of Angels in America. Maria Dizzia's New York credits include Gone Missing, The Ladies, HERE, Match and Canard, Canard. Her regional credits are numerous.

The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, N.J., at 9 Livingston Avenue. Tickets for the production are available by calling the theatre's box office at (732) 246-7717; for more information, visit www.gsponline.org.

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