Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Eddie Marks/Ostar
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in 15th century France, Bernard Shaw's play follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation's rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.
- The play’s protagonist is the 15-century French heroine Joan of Arc, who was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church three years prior to the work’s premiere.
- Condola Rashad, a three-time past Tony Award-nominee, joins an impressive roster of performers who have played the title role, including Uta Hagen, Lynn Redgrave, Judi Dench, Jane Alexander—to name just a few.
Shaw’s play premiered on Broadway in 1923 and was first produced in London the following year. It has previously been revived on Broadway seven times. A 1957 film adaptation was written by Graham Greene and directed by Otto Preminger, with Jean Seberg in the title role.