About Saint Joan
The martyred heroine of France fought and defeated the English at Orleans, was captured and taken prisoner in Burgundy, put on trial and burned at the stake—all by the age of nineteen. Depicted as neither witch, saint, nor madwoman in Shaw’s compelling story—Joan of Arc (Aundria Brown) is but an illiterate farm girl whose focus on the individual rocks the church and state. Led by director Eric Tucker (Sense and Sensibility), four actors perform over twenty-five roles in Bedlam’s riveting, stripped-down production, declared as “Irresistible!” and “a force of nature” by The New York Times (Best of Theater, 2014) and a Top Ten Play by Time Magazine.
"Nothing short of genius" - Huffington Post
"A rare and rich treat" - The New York Times
"Unforgettable" The Wall Street Journal
3 hours, with two intermissions
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.
201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
"Folger Theatre is the vibrant centerpiece of performing arts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. In the beautiful, intimate Elizabethan theater, the Folger performs a series of classics reflecting the breadth of the library’s peerless collection. Each year, Folger Theatre produces a three-play season of innovative productions, designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences while continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. While Shakespeare is central to its mission, the Theatre has produced a variety of other classical works, as well as new plays related to or inspired by Shakespeare. "