Meet the Cast of Broadway's Saint Joan
The company of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan met the press today in advance of previews set to begin April 3 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Three-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2; Billions) stars in the production, directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, opening April 25.
Joining Rashad in the cast will are Walter Bobbie (marking the theatrical director's first return to Broadway as an actor in over 20 years), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Jack Davenport (Smash), John Glover (The Cherry Orchard), Patrick Page (MTC's Casa Valentina), Daniel Sunjata (MTC's The Country House), Maurice Jones (MTC's Linda), Russell G. Jones (MTC's Ruined), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), Matthew Saldivar (MTC's Important Hats of the 20th Century), Robert Stanton (MTC's Fuddy Meers), and Lou Sumrall (Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune).
The design team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Christopher Ash (projection design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Bill Frisell (original music), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), and Tommy Kurzman (makeup design).
Set in 15th-century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation's rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down, and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.