COMING MARCH 1, 2010
A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue
WINNER OF 2010 AUDIE AWARD FOR BEST AUDIO DRAMA
"Very illustrious Lord Dauphin, I am come, being sent on the part of God, to give succor to the kingdom and to you." — Joan of Arc's first words to Charles VII
"Joan of Arc, a village girl from the Vosges, was born about 1412 — burnt for heresy, witchcraft, and sorcery in 1431 — rehabilitated after a fashion in 1456 — designated Venerable in 1904 — declared Blessed in 1908 — and finally canonized in 1920. She is the most notable Warrior-Saint in the Christian calendar, and the queerest fish among the eccentric worthies of the Middle Ages." — Bernard Shaw
With his masterpiece Saint Joan (1924), Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc, but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a three-dimensional Joan at war, not just with British invaders, but with realpolitik. This is the Theater of Ideas, presented in the most eloquent, vital and moving terms.
"[T]he most fervent thing Shaw ever wrote – the play that is poetically the most moving, that comes closest to high tragedy, a work inspired with a truly elating sense of justice; a work in which the mature rationality of en esprit fort that has outgrown the confines of the eighteenth and even the nineteenth century, bows before sanctity; a work fully deserving its world fame." — Thomas Mann
presents a production of
the HOLLYWOOD THEATER of the EAR
executive producer JOSH STANTON producer-director YURI RASOVSKY co-producer STEWART SLOKE music director STEVEN OVITSKY casting AMY LIEBERMAN C.S.A. associate producer ANDREW BARNES foley walker SHELLEY RODEN assistant producer SUZANNE SCHMIDTKE music selections by the AMADIS ENSEMBLE courtesy of MILAN RECORDS produced at WORLD WIDE WADIO, Hollywood
Amy Irving is renowned for her numerous film roles as well as acclaimed performances on and off-Broadway. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Yentl, Golden Globe nominations for Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Crossing Delancey, and an Obie Award for her stage performance in The Road to Mecca. More recently she appeared in the films Traffic, Tuck Everlasting, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing and Adam.
Soldier from Hell
Granville Van Dusen
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