George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan
in a 90-minute adaptation for a small cast
with Mandy Brown, Jeff Buterbaugh, Mike Waldhier, and Jason Zanitsch
directed by Scott Travers
People think of a saint as a kind of plaster statue: perfect, unchanging, consistent. But Shaw’s Joan is a person, with struggles inside her, like the rest of us.
How did a simple country girl in her teens persuade the French Dauphin, the nobles, and ordinary soldiers to let her lead them? Some said her secret was strength of character. Some said natural military prowess. Others called her a fool … or worse.
In a power struggle between the nobles and the church, one semi-literate girl won desperate battles for two years, driven by a single goal: saving France.
What would you risk to save what you love?
About The Next Stage Theatre Company
Independent since it was founded in 1996, The Next Stage produces three plays a year, focusing on non-musical plays by major and upcoming playwrights – work you might see Off-Broadway. The Next Stage offers inventive, streamlined productions in a 50-seat wraparound space, as well as readers’ theater and adult acting classes.