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SAINT JOAN – ONLINE!

Jul 15 – Dec 31 2020

What has happened to SAINT JOAN?

SAINT JOAN has been fully staged and is a complete production that was cut short hours before Opening Night, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on gathering.  The cast and creative team created a beautiful production of this classic and we would like very much to share it with you.   To that end, SAINT JOAN has been filmed and is available online.  If you are a ticket holder or subscriber, you were sent a password to access the play.  You will be able to watch it at your leisure, as many times as you would like, and we hope with whoever you were planning on bringing to the theater!  Please feel free to share the password and link with those others that would have been your guest.

The link will be available for the foreseeable future so please don’t worry about your password expiring.

If you would like to buy a ticket now you will be emailed the password.  If you are unable to afford the standard ticket price, please email us so that we can work with you.  

Questions?  Please email our Box Office Manager, Kaya Hubbard at kayah@artswest.org.

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Written by George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize-winning playwright)

Adapted by Corinne Magin

Directed by Mathew Wright

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new adapatation, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

Cast of Saint Joan. Photo: John McLellan

 

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SAINT JOAN | ONLINE

Directed by Mathew Wright

Nobel Prize-winning playwright George Bernard Shaw (Pygmalion/My Fair Lady)

Tracing the life of Joan of Arc from the siege of Orleans, through her trial and recantation, and culminating with the tragedy that transformed into a legend, Saint Joan is an electrifying portrait of one of history’s most revered and revolutionary lightning rods. Fiery and timeless, Shaw’s masterpiece shines a fierce light on the limits of an individual in a society dominated by political and religious forces. Presented in a new, stripped-back staging directed by Mathew Wright, prepare to see Joan’s incendiary life shine brighter than ever.

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Mathew Wright

Scenic Designer – Christopher Mumaw

Lighting Designer – Ryan Dunn

Sound Designer – D.R. Amromin

Costume Designer – Jocelyne Fowler

Properties Designer – Jessamyn Bateman-Iino

CAST

Joan – Porscha Shaw

Archbishop and others – José Amador

Cauchon and others – Nik Doner

Dauphin and others – Devin Bannon

Dunois and other – Lee Yang

Warwick – Jose “Jojo” Abaoag III

 

 

For SAINT JOAN, we’re presenting seating “in the round,” meaning that audiences will get a view of the main stage from every angle. This seating arrangement is designed to heighten intimacy between the actors and the audience, with audiences in the northernmost seating area experiencing a special view of the theater and performance as a whole.

Note: Seating in the northern seating area is general admission only. Please arrive by 7pm to select your desired seats.

 

 

“Shaw’s play is about not heavenly triumph but human hypocrisy — how we crush the dreamer under our heel and then memorialize her […] a point still sharp as Joan’s sword and vivid as the fire that consumed her.” – Vulture

“in this 1923 play, written three years after Joan received sainthood, Shaw never goes for the didactic slam-dunk, even when the angels are on his side. Instead he revels in the complexity…a dialectic that’s weighty even as it crackles with wit.” – Variety