Manhattan Theatre Club brings George Bernard Shaw's take on the story of Joan of Arc to Broadway in a new production starring three-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad. More…
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. Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.
See it if you like historical, philosophical dramedies. Interesting ideas abound, sometimes ad nauseum. Sullivan's direction disappoints, w uneven...
Don't see it if acting (Rashad was in diff play stylistically) & silly bits (like Page's endless drying). Play sh be trimmed. Scenes sag. No costume concept
See it if You want to see a different side of Joan, here she is not violent. Very good acting.
Don't see it if Way to long, does not present her as she was. If 3 hours is to long to sit.
See it if you want to see Rashad shine as an intrepid Joan in Shaw's witty, weighty dialectic that bursts w/brilliance in this faithful, fresh staging
Don't see it if you're going to moan about the fact that Shaw's plays are too "talky". [If you need music to enjoy Shaw's verbosity, see My Fair Lady.]
See it if Sullivan's laconic direction both a plus/minus but allows Shaw's dialectics full due Surrounded by top notch ensemble, Rashad is up to task
Don't see it if Being Shaw it's always talky & often long winded but reasoned debate so scarce these days.... Rashad tends to garble during intense moments
See it if you're a fan of Shaw or Condola Rashad, enjoy witty but lengthy discussions on faith, devotion and religious politics,
Don't see it if you don't like lengthy, talky shows, have no interest in Joan of Arc or the religious and political arguments of the time or male power
See it if you have never seen this classic work. The production is excellent.
Don't see it if you mind not understanding the central character. She uses an accent that often makes her incomprehensible.
See it if Shaw's spin on Jeanne d'Arc with supporting star wattage. Angelic visions, voices, and heresy. Climatic burning scene is unseen offstage.
Don't see it if No flame, no smoke, and certainly no spark. Three long hrs. Black female lead briefly shackled. Two hrs in trial begins and picks up.Misfire
See it if Shaw brilliantly illustrates conflict btwn individual conscience & smothering state, religious forces.; solid cast including Rashad/Joan
Don't see it if efforts 2 add levity showing instit'l characters as dunces overdone, gimmicky end; set weak; Rashad does not have charisma of great Joans
See it if you want to see something different from what in the other theaters. The story of Saint Joan.
Don't see it if A moments it is slow, if you have a problem with hearing about the word GOD.
See it if you’re a Tony Awards completist (having to see every nominated performance) or are interested in Joan of Arc.
Don't see it if you can’t sit through nearly three hours with a somewhat arrogant character at the center. This show made me dislike Joan of Arc.
See it if you're interested in Joan of Arc and the interplay between everyone vs the powerful church. Rashad & cast are glorious. Interesting epilogue
Don't see it if you are interested in complex sets/a strictly fact based telling of Joan. This play takes liberties and adds much humor to the telling.
See it if You want to watch a stellar cast perform a very relevant complex and beautifully written show. You love historically based shows ! Condola *
Don't see it if You can’t sit through a nearly 3 hour show which is more talk than action. You have no interest in the saga of Joan of Arc. But great play !
See it if GBShaw, great acting, listening to excellent wordplay, humor, dialectics, presenting more than one side of an issue are in your wheelhouse
Don't see it if you abhor listening, have no interest in historical perspectives, your butt becomes numb after 45 minutes pass, you cannot abide irony
See it if you love great acting.The supporting cast is mind blowingly good.Rashad is brilliant, as always.It's long and dense, but well worth it.
Don't see it if you like silly shows & hate plays that are beautifully written, acted and designed.This is the best version of St Joan that I have seen
See it if you enjoy to see great acting performances. Exciting casting choices paired with the classic story.
Don't see it if you want something new and refreshing. This is the classic story of Joan of Arc which we're all familiar with already. Play is slow at times
See it if Condola Rashad tore my guts out in the trial scene. And then made me laugh aloud in the epilogue. It’s Shaw - what’s not to like?
Don't see it if See above. But if you’re gonna be picky, I guess it was a bit talky.
See it if you are a fan of the actors, or of Joan of Arc and don't mind period pieces with long elaborate dialog.
Don't see it if you prefer a modern or fast-paced play or are not particularly interested in this story.
See it if you enjoy an excellent staging of a classic story; great ensamble of actors and Rashad is a standout
Don't see it if you dislike long plays or want a more modern story
See it if a fan of any of the actors; you like a dense (but not incomprehensible) play that questions the role of church and state, or want to think.
Don't see it if you dislike historical inaccuracy; expect a serious-minded portrait of Joan of Arc; will mind a finale that feels out of sync with the rest.
See it if you are interested in historical dramas, good production values and acting and plays about religious debate and 15h century social upheaval.
Don't see it if you dislike confusing and tedious arguments about religion, stereo typed characterizations, a lot of yelling and lack of nuance.
See it if seeing Daniel Sunjata on stage (unfortunately fully-clothed) interest you.
Don't see it if you are expecting Shakespeare because Shaw is a completely different horse of a another color.
See it if you're a fan of either Shaw or Joan of Arc's story. Some great acting: moving, intense, & sometimes humorous. Never felt like 2 & 1/2 hrs.
Don't see it if you can't pay attention to stylized dialogue, accents & long monologues. 100yrs later, it's still a magnificent talk-fest, w/little action.
See it if You are a fan of Shaw's plays or would like to refresh your knowledge of the story of Joan of Arc. The ensemble cast does an excellent job.
Don't see it if Historical dramas are not of interest to you. It is enjoyable to watch so many talented actors give great performances.