Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Apr 17: ST JOAN opens at Chemainus

A classic "soul food" play takes the stage at Chemainus a couple months from now, with Sarah Rodgers directing - she helmed DRIVING MISS DAISY and THE ELEPHANT MAN at Pacific Theatre.

Saint Joan
by George Bernard Shaw

April 17 to May 17, Reopens June 7 to July 26
Chemainus Theatre Festival

1429 France. Joan of Arc, a charismatic young peasant girl, leads the French to victory over the English, but two short years later she is burned at the stake. Why? Regarded as one of the most riveting and powerful texts in the English language, Shaw’s monumental work re-examines Joan’s dramatic rise and fall in light of the nationalism, political corruption, religious intolerance and hero worship that caused not only World War I, but that also challenges our world today.

"One thousand like me can stop them. Ten like me can stop them with God on our side."

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