JOAN OF ARC
We are bringing back JOAN OF ARC!
Perhaps you were among the unlucky few who were turned away from our sold-out run of JOAN OF ARC, a new operatic-meditation-musical-theater-cantata-chamber-music-performance-art-storytelling-piece which audiences called "shockingly beautiful -- visceral and gorgeous -- luminous -- breathtaking -- words cannot describe how amazing -- I was brought to tears -- so full of emotions -- incredible -- an evening I will not ever forget -- exquisitely profound and lovely!"
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE -- Join us as we re-mount JOAN OF ARC for those who missed it the first time around! Originally created by writer Laura Harrington and composer Mel Marvin, this production has been adapted by Nautilus especially for Jennifer Baldwin Peden, who stars as Joan, the 17-year-old peasant girl who hears mysterious voices telling her to take command of the French army and drive the English out of 15th-century France. JOAN OF ARC is a powerful and intimate look at Joan as the teenager she actually was -- captured by the English, tried as a heretic by the Catholic Church, and burned at the stake.
Jen electrified audiences at last year's Ivey Awards program with her performance of an excerpt from JOAN OF ARC. She'll be joined by Nautilus performers JP Fitzgibbons, Laurie Flanigan-Hegge, and Joel Liestman along with music director Sonja Thompson and cellist Randall Thompson. The production is staged by Nautilus' artistic director Ben Krywosz, with scenic and costume design by Victoria Petrovich, lighting design by Michael Wangen, and technical direction by Jon Hegge.
All performances will be presented in Nautilus loft studio, with very limited seating -- only 40 seats per performance are available. Get your tickets today for what will surely be one of the most spectacular Twin Cities' theater events this year!
Critics said ""Nautilus opens a can't-miss production of JOAN OF ARC -- an intimate tour de force performance, played with artistry and unerring assurance by the hugely talented Jennifer Baldwin Peden -- her compelling narration of the plot, resonant affinity for the character, and angelic soprano are equally and utterly riveting -- majestic and girlish, charismatic and vulnerable -- she beautifully conveys [Joan's] courage, spirit, doubts, and determination -- powerful singing voice and magnetic acting -- beautiful expressive music -- soulful melodic lines and harmonic structures -- uplifting -- enormously entertaining and compelling -- unexpected and deeply moving -- fascinating and inspirational -- amazing, original, challenging, creative -- JOAN OF ARC is the most moving performance I've seen this year -- you'd be hard pressed to find a more rewarding night of theater than this."
Nautilus Studio (View)
308 Prince St #250
St Paul, MN 55101
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|