"Saint Joan" Debuts Nov. 19
The Occidental College Department of Theater will present George Bernard Shaw’s classic “Saint Joan,” directed by Alan Freeman ’66 M’67, beginning Nov. 19 as its second main stage production of the fall.
Written in 1923, shortly after Joan of Arc received sainthood, Shaw wrote his version of her historic tragedy after meticulous research, which included the ancient transcripts of her heresy trial. The play is filled with wit, tenderness, treachery, politics, and paradox, along with some of the richest characters of the 20th century stage.
"Saint Joan" will be performed Thursday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 23. All performances will take place in Keck Theater on the Occidental campus at 7:30 p.m., except for a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 23.
Director Freeman has taught theater at Occidental for almost 40 years. He has directed more than 65 plays, musicals and operas; acted in more than 60 plays and films; written two full-length plays; and directed four short films. As producing artistic director of the popular Occidental Theater Festival from 1970 to 1999, he produced, supervised or directed everything from Sondheim to Ibsen.
Please call (323) 259-2922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and information to either show.