The Lark

Sanford Meisner Theater
164 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Center Stage Company presents the World Premiere of the first new translation in fifty-years of Jean Anouilh's classic French drama about Joan of Arc, The Lark, adapted and directed by Vanya Pawson. In this classic drama, which is surprisingly humorous, this fabled telling by Jean Anouilh about the life and legend of Joan of Arc is literally dramatized in front of Joan's persecutors. This is designed to compellingly demonstrate her bravery, faith, and most importantly, her veracity. Despite the sincerity and innocence of the lark, the rigidity of the church will only accept one outcome - a full renunciation of Joan's "voices". This thougt provoking new translation paints a biting and sardonic picture of politics, morality, and religion and how they affect the affairs of men, with not such a distant echo of current events.