Rochester University’s theatre department will present “Agnes of God,” written by John Pielmeier and directed by Robert Arbaugh, assistant professor of theatre, Jan. 10-13. 

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. 

Evening performances of Agnes of God will be Jan. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. All productions take place on the campus of Rochester University at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Tickets are $5 for students and $12 in advance ($15 at the door) for adults. To purchase or reserve tickets online, visit www.rc.edu/rctheatre. For group sales or more information, call (248) 218-2149or e-mail theatre@rc.edu.