D'Arc Voices: Re-Telling the Story of Joan of Arc

ensemble theatre · d'arc productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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KAY D'ARCY certified reviewer June 27, 2015
Having seen a previous production of this company's I knew that I was in for a treat and indeed it was. The staging, casting and direction made it a memorable production. Eileen Rogers as Joan had the ability to transcend from a childlike innocence and rebellion into a person whose life had been changed by her voices and whom is convinced that God is directing her actions. The sincerity of her performance was very moving and thrown into ' relief ' by the excellent characterizations of the other actors whose performances never wavered. More please! ... full review
JESSIE PROKSA certified reviewer June 30, 2015
tagged as: dramatic · Tragic · historical · surreal
This was a tight and well executed production from the script to the acting to the staging. And the combination of the minimalist set and dramatic lighting made it a visually stunning production. I also thought the play write did a good job of summarizing the story without losing validity. The only thing I was longing for was more variety, or contrast in the "emotional landscape". Emotions ran high throughout the show and violence, anger, sadness, and despair dominated, which is appropriate. But, at the same time I found myself wondering who were these characters in real life? Who were they when they weren't busy shouting and carrying on, or playing the role of victim or aggressor? And, I was longing for this idea of Joan being transgendered... full review