Playing In Rotating Repertory with HAMLET
By GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
|“What a RARE and RICH TREAT to see a group of performers stretch the classics as far as possible and not one inch further. That's what the misleadingly named Bedlam company has done with its TAUT, MARAUDINGLY HIGH-SPIRITED take on George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan”
– The New York Times
Considered by many to be Shaw’s greatest play, Saint Joan played a major role in Shaw being awarded the 1925 Nobel Prize. Joan of Arc was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1920 — over four centuries after her death. Shaw’s great play opened just three years later!
In this stripped down, boldly theatrical, critically acclaimed new production by one of America’s most innovative theatre companies, we meet the Joan of Arc that Shaw believed in: not a saint, a witch, or a madwoman, but a French farm girl who is anything but simple — an illiterate intellectual, a true genius whose focus on the individual rocked the Church and State to their core.
Production Sponsors: Joan E. Dubinsky & Craig N. Packard
(Recommended for ages 12 and up)
Articles About BEDLAM's New York Production of Saint Joan
- The Wall Street Journal: Saint Joan "2012 Best Revival of a Play"
- StageMagazine.org: BEDLAM’s Completely Riveting SAINT JOAN at NYC’s Access Theater
- New York Magazine: Theater Review: The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup
- Huffington Post: Two Shaw Rarities Take to the New York Stage
Articles About BEDLAM's Olney Production of Saint Joan
- The Washington Post: Four-actor troupe tackles ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Saint Joan’
- DC Theatre Scene: Saint Joan
- DC Metro Theater Arts: ‘Saint Joan’ at BEDLAM Theatre at Olney Theatre Center