"Saint Joan" by George Bernard Shaw

  • March 27, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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An upcoming play that sounds really interesting is "Saint Joan." From the Studio Theatre website:

"The play 'Saint Joan' is based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc and fits into the[masked] season’s theme of ‘Power to the Theatre.’ It is a great political classic in the theatrical canon, with weight, depth and range. For the actors, it offers sophisticated, rich characters and the chance to work with formal language. It will challenge our students and our audiences in the best way."

This play was written by George Bernard Shaw, so I'm confident that the writing will be witty and thought-provoking.

Interesting, yes?

The show is at 7:30pm, but let's meet in the lobby of the Timms Centre between 7:00-7:15pm. I will be holding a small bouquet of fun, colourful flowers so that you can spot me in the crowd.

This is the $5 preview show!

For more information:
http://www.drama.ualberta.ca/en/UofAStudioTheatre/Saint%20Joan.aspx

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  • Steve G.

    Play Review Cont'd: - "France for all the French" was the social idea that united French, English and Church aristocrats. They used the Inquisition to deal with their common enemy...the social idea that came forth through a young peasant woman.

    The same story bubbles up every now and then. 100 years earlier, 'Scotland for all Scots' came forth via William Wallace (recall Mel Gibson's movie Braveheart) with a similar ending. In 1792, Tadeusz Kościuszko led a revolt powered by the idea "Poland for all the Poles".  The revolt was crushed by invading forces from Russia/Prussia.

    More successful efforts - Gandhi's non-violent movement for - 'India for all Indians' and the much lesser known and original non-violent success - in Canada - by the movement led by Robert Baldwin and Louis LaFontaine in the 1840s - 'Canada for all Canadians'...what a novel idea, oui?

    Seeing this play and recalling the stories above makes me wonder...we humans can be slooooowww learners.

    Thx Maria!

    2 · April 3, 2013

  • Steve G.

    What a great performance 6 stars! This 'student' theatre troupe ain't chicken to take on challenging plays.  This one tickles the audience's discomfort zone on at least two levels.  Sound interesting? See the play! and if curious, read the following thoughts.


    Level 1 - Front and center is Joan's relationship with the Creator/God.  She talks a lot about it...was a big turn off to some in the audience...and more so on- stage.  Joan became an irritating threat to the administrative dudes of the 'undisputed' middleman between God and people...the Church. Her relationship with God was a personal and direct experience. She was more like an early Christian Gnostic than a tow-the-party-line Catholic...it's no wonder the Church aristocrats, whose way of life is based on having blind belief in God without experience, were irritated and threatened by her very presence.

    3 · April 3, 2013

  • Amir

    Good one. Finally found some usage for all the vocabulary that I memorized back in college for GRE. At the beginning of the second part of the show, a strong smell of chocolate was in the air which was discomforting! If I had a piece (or somebody brought me some) I would probably feel better.

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Maria

      Haha! Are you buying the chocolate next time? Haha!

      March 28, 2013

  • Maria

    Incredible play and the cast did a great job of interpreting Shaw's work. Clearly Shaw wasn't only talking about Joan's era with his pointed political and social commentary. I really liked the set, too.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry for the short notice but I can't attend as my Dad is very ill and in the hospital. There is a ticket at the box office in my name if anyone can use it.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a dreadfully difficult decision but I am instead going to see Dr. Zhivago at the metro. It's only playing tonight. Boo ye gods of scheduling.

    March 27, 2013

    • Maria

      Wes, this play will still run for a while. You can always catch it another evening. Enjoy Zhivago!

      March 27, 2013

  • Maria

    Hi everyone! Your event hosts, Victoria, Cliff, and I, will be at the Timms Centre between 7pm-7:15pm tomorrow. Let's meet in the general lobby area, maybe somewhere near the piano. I will have my bouquet of flowers with me so that you can spot the group. If you can no longer make it, please update your RSVP. Otherwise, see you tomorrow! :)

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Teresa

    I will see you there!
    Teresa

    March 25, 2013

  • Beth S.

    I'm sorry, there's no way I can attend now. I have no money! :(

    March 25, 2013

  • Nathan M.

    Wow, sounds very interesting. Do we pay at the door or do we need tickets in advance?

    March 21, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Hi Nathan, you can pay at the door. Go to the link in the event description above for details. See you there. Victoria

      March 24, 2013

  • Maria

    Would anyone like to co-host with me? Maybe one or two others? If you have ever wanted to host an event, this would be a great chance to do so, as co-hosting is a great way to try it out. Please send me a message or reply to this comment if you wish to host this event with me. 17 people signed up already! Great!

    March 3, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Hello Maria – do you have a co-host for this play yet? If you still need someone, I can host with you. Will you add me to the event? Cheers Victoria

      1 · March 12, 2013

    • Maria

      No co-host yet, and I'd be happy to have you on board with me. Thanks for volunteering!

      March 13, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Was in the Timms Theatre neighbourhood today...stopped by the box office and picked up some tix. Have 3 extra tickets. $5. If you're interested in taking one off my hands, let me know via reply or email.

    March 6, 2013

    • Steve G.

      Can bring the tix to an event that we are at together before Saint Joan. If our paths don't cross til this show...will have them with me at the event

      March 8, 2013

    • Maria

      Sounds good. I can snag mine at Searching for Sugar Man, if that works for you.

      March 8, 2013

  • Heather

    Do we get the tickets in advance?

    March 4, 2013

    • Victoria B.

      Tickets for March 27th preshow can be purchased from Tix on the Square for $5 plus $1.00 service fee: http://www.tixonthesq...­

      March 5, 2013

    • Maria

      Oh, I didn't know that these were available in advance. I thought they were only at the door. Thanks for the correction!!

      March 5, 2013

  • Beth S.

    Sounds like fun! And can't beat a $5 ticket price. :)

    1 · February 7, 2013

    • Maria

      I'm really looking forward to it. I love Shaw!! And Joan is a fascinating historical person, so I really want to see the treatment that his play gives this history.

      February 8, 2013

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