December 17, 2012
Written in 1924, just four years after Joan was finally canonized, this is the play that won Shaw the Pulitzer Prize. The play employs Shaw’s more witty uses of irony in his story-telling. He takes us on a breathtaking ride from Joan’s first battle to rid France of the English, to her infamous trial. In Shaw’s hands, Joan becomes a fully human young woman determined to live life battling not only the English, but also the constraints men have placed upon women in society.
Written by Bernard Shaw in 1923.
Narrator … Ms. Roberta Maxwell
Captain Robert de Baudricourt … Mr. Michael Selkirk
Steward … Mr. Rory Duffy
Bertrand de Poulengey … Mr. Jeff Ronan
Joan … Ms. Nikki M. James
The Archbishop of Rheims … Mr. Robert Stanton
Lord Chamberlain, Monseigneur de la Tremouille … Mr. Jim Brochu
Bluebeard, Monsieur de Rais … Mr. Bruch Reed
Captain La Hire … Mr. Brian Sgambati
Dauphin, Charles VII … Mr. Josh Grisetti
Dunois … Mr. Matthew Saldivar
Chaplain de Stogumber … Mr. Roberto Cambeiro
Earl of Warwick, Richard de Beauchamp … Mr. Richard Easton
Bishop of Beauvais: Monseigneur Peter Cauchon … Mr. Fritz Weaver
The Inquisitor, John Lemaitre … Mr. Tony Sheldon
D’Estivet, Canon of Bayeux … Mr. Michael McCorry Rose
Canon de Courcelles … Mr. Conan McCarty
Brother Martin Ladvenu … Mr. James Beaman
The Executioner … Mr. Ron McLary
Our guest host will be Ms. Roma Torre of NY1.