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University to Stage Shaw's 'Saint Joan'

April 4, 2006 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- George Bernard Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist with his classic play “Saint Joan.” Shaw was inspired by the story of a patron saint of France and a national heroine who led the resistance to the English invasion of France in the Hundred Years War.

Northwestern University’s stage production of  “Saint Joan” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23; 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26; 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27; 8 p.m. Friday, April 28; 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Ethel M. Barber Theatre, 30 Arts Circle Drive, on the University’s Evanston campus.

While Shaw was fascinated with the story of Joan of Arc, he felt she was depicted in history as a whitewashed heroine. He transformed Joan into a more realistic character, proud, intolerant, naïve, foolhardy and always brave, a rebel who challenged the conventions and values of her day.

Tickets are $25 for the general public; $22 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $10 for students.

For more information or to order single or group tickets by phone, call the Theatre and Interpretation Center Box Office at (847) 491-7282.

Online ticket sales for Mainstage productions also are available through TicketWeb.com by going to the Northwestern University Theatre and Interpretation Center Web site at http://www.tic.northwestern.edu/tickets.html and clicking the TicketWeb icon.

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