Jeremy Seghers is directing a production of Bernard Shaw’s (almost) 100-year-old dramatic telling of Joan of Arc, in Saint Joan at the Fred Stone Theatre later this month.
The show tells the story of Joan of Arc from farm girl to commander of the French army, to her ultimate demise on the stake at the age of 19. The play has been noted as being a rare work, as it is a tragedy without a villain.
“There are no villains in the piece. Crime, like disease, is not interesting: it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all [there is] about it. It is what men do at their best, with good intentions, and what normal men and women find that they must and will do in spite of their intentions, that really concern us.” – Bernard Shaw
The cast includes:
- Colton Butcher as Charles, and others
- Jim Cundiff as de Stogumber, and others
- Theresa Hanson as Joan
- Sean Kerrigan as Dunois, and others
- Shawn Lawrence as Ladvenu, and others
- John Moughan as La Hire, and others
- Cole NeSmith as Inquisitor, and others
- Jean-Michel Rousseau as Robert, and others
- Mark Sherlock as Warwick, and others
- Scot Smith as Cauchon, and others
With scenic design by Jamie DeHay.
The three-and-a-half hour show runs from July 28 to 31 and August 3 to 5, at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $23 and $10 for Rollins students. Tickets can be purchased HERE.