Joan of Arc: Into the Fire OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    March 15, 2017
    Closing:
    April 30, 2017

    Theater: The Public Theater / 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it.

    Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of The Public Theater hit Here Lies Love, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert.

    Directed by Golden Globe winner Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is a thrilling and provocative new show about challenging the powerful and believing in the impossible.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Joan of Arc: Into the Fire

    ‘Joan of Arc’ and the Monotony of Sainthood

    Ben Brantley

    March 15, 2017: Is it heresy to observe that saints are bores? O.K., maybe not in stained glass windows or old master paintings, where they’re frozen in transcendent agony amid instruments of torture. But as the focus of dynamic narratives, saints tend to be as tedious as most monomaniacs. They’re always so sure of their purpose and their destiny, so immune to argument and temptation. Where’s the suspense, the conflict, the drama in such single-mindedness?

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