What happens when a Black Jewish Londoner dreams she is Joan of Arc? How can she overturn history? These are some of the tantalising questions behind Julia Pascal’s imaginative satire on nationalism.
Three women of different ages and ethnicities are Joan journeying back to medieval France, walking through nineteenth century Africa and shadowing the ghettoes of twentieth century Europe.
Can today’s Joan save a young Moroccan immigrant about to drown in the Seine?
St Joan is at the Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 11b Bristo Place Edinburgh EH1 1EZ
2nd – 24th August 2014 at 16:30. Show length 60 minutes.
About the Production:
Pascal Theatre Company, ManyTracks Inc. & Add2 Productions present St Joan
Written by Julia Pascal. Directed by Katrin Hilbe. Designed by Kati Hind.
This new collaboration from London/ Paris, Sheffield and New York brings together three experienced artists to explore history through women’s eyes.
Pascal Theatre Company, under Julia Pascal’s artistic direction, is a London-based Registered Charity. It has concentrated on New Writing since 1985. With BBC Children In Need funding, it also works with disadvantaged young people. Projects use theatre, film, site specific performance and training. Over the past ten years the Company produced three major Heritage Lottery-funded projects.St Joan marks Pascal Theatre Company’s Edinburgh Festival debut.
ManyTracks Inc. was established in 2009 and founded by Katrin Hilbe. New York-based it is focused on engaging, mind-provoking theatre that values asking questions over providing answers. ManyTracks presented the five star winner Breaking the Silence at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and is keen to return with St Joan to build on last year’s success.
Add2 Productions is a new venture headed by Kati Hind. The Company collaborates with other artists to produce top quality, ground-breaking theatre. St Joan is its first production and has been selected by Add2 because it unites complex textual elements, chorus- based work and highly physical performances. St Joan will be staged in an abstract world of steel to create the rough and exciting journey Joan makes from stake to horse!
Tickets: www.edfringe.com or from the venue box office 0131 629 0430.
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