Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw: your monthly guide to reason.
This month: Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw, 1923. After Pygmalion, this is certainly Shaw’s most famous and celebrated play. Based upon the actual court transcripts of Joan the Maid’s trial in 1431. He was inspired to write the play after the Church finally agreed to apologize for her murder and canonize her in 1920. The plot follows her teen life as a farm girl who, in spite of being a woman, is convinced she carries the voice and spirit of God in her heart and is determined to help lead the French to victory against the British. Only after she has succeeded do the heads of the Church realize how dangerous a free-thinking female public hero could be to the institution of religion, shaking its very male-dominated foundation to the core. Join us for this rare viewing of an astonishingly entertaining telling of this venerable tale.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 180 minutes