ATC's DOUBT and AGNES OF GOD Will Now Open 10/5

American Theater Company announces two American classics never-before-paired on a single night– The Catholic Repertory: Doubt & Agnes of God – directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and featuring Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai, Lance Baker, Penelope Walker and Kate Skinner. The productions, which will be performed together nightly Thursday through Sunday, will run starting September 27 and must close November 4, 2012 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. Press Opening is Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:30PM: Doubt begins at 7:30PM and Agnes of God begins at 9:15PM.

American Theater Company continues its tradition of repertory productions with a unique pairing of two Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning classics that test the power of faith: John Patrick Shanley's Doubt and John Pielmeier's Agnes of God. Three actresses tackle both plays in an explosive evening of unforgettable drama, performed together for the first time.

The Bronx. 1964. A Catholic school principal takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the beloved parish priest is guilty of improper conduct with a male student.

Agnes of God
Upstate New York. 1984. A court-ordered psychiatrist battles with a Mother Superior when she attempts to discover the truth concerning a young novitiate who is accused of an unimaginable crime.

"The Catholic Rep is an unprecedented theatrical event. Never before has a group of actors tackled these plays back-to-back each night," says Artistic Director PJ Paparelli. "It is an evening of riveting drama that digs to the heart of the nature of faith. In a practical, explainable world, the repertory offers a few hours of reflection on the unexplainable...and leaves us a little bit different from when we walked in."

The Catholic Repertory features Kate Skinner (Sister Aloysius/Mother Miriam Ruth); ATC Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai (Sister James/Sister Agnes); Penelope Walker (Mrs. Muller/Doctor Livingstone); and Lance Baker as Father Flynn.

The creative team for The Catholic Repertory includes Scott Davis (Scenic Designer), Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer), Sally Dolembo (Costume Designer), and Andre Pluess (Sound Designer). Ashley Nguyen is the Properties Master and Katie Klemme is the Stage Manager.

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