Saint Joan starring Condola Rashad is now playing Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater. The show began previews April 3rd, 2018, and have an Opening Night set for April 25, 2018. The show is scheduled to run for a limited time through June 10, 2018.
The play written by Bernard Shaw is set in 15th century France, the play recounts the story of a peasant girl who claimed to hear the voices of saints directing her to help the Dauphin of France drive the English out of the country. While she was successful in battle, she was ultimately betrayed and tried for heresy.
Cast includes Walter Bobbie, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jack Davenport, John Glover, Patrick Page, Daniel Sunjata, Maurice Jones, Russell G. Jones, Max Gordon Moore, Matthew Saldivar, Robert Stanton, Lou Sumrall, Tony Carlin, Ben Horner, Mandi Masden, Howard W. Overshown, Michael Rudko, RJ Vaillancourt.
Directed by Dan Sullivan with Scott Pask (scenic design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Christopher Ash (projections), Tom Watson (hair & wig design), Bill Frisell (music), Tommy Kurzman(makeup), Deborah Hect (dialect coach), & Thomas Schall (weapons).
Many of the performers have graced Manhattan Theatre Club’s stages before. Rashad’s performance in MTC’s Off-Broadway production of Ruined was her first professional role after graduating college. Sunjata originated the role of Michael Astor in MTC’s 2014 production of The Country House. Additionally: Maurice Jones (Linda), Russell G. Jones (Ruined)
Previously it was announced that three-time Tony nominee Cond ola Rashad would star on Broadway in Saint Joan, playing the iconic role of “Joan of Arc.” However, it was the first look photo, released this weekend by Manhattan Theatre Club, that caused quite the stir.