The Public Theater presents six-time Academy Award nominee and three-time Tony and Emmy winner Glenn Close in a drama about the mother of Joan of Arc. More…
"Mother of the Maid" tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother (Glenn Close), a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. Tackling this epic tale through an unexpected perspective, "Mother of the Maid" explores the glories and challenges of raising an exceptional child.
See it if you're a fan of Close or Joan Arc. GC emotes well, but inconsistent script. Strong acting fr ensemble. Accessible story of precocious child.
Don't see it if you want a focused, revelatory script. No point to retelling: nothing new! Shaw's SJ is much more philos/intellectual. Tone varies wildly.
See it if I enjoyed the mother’s perspective, w/Joan as a rebellious, cocky, possibly transgender, teenager. Witty dialog. Fun supporting characters
Don't see it if You don’t like historical fiction with some anachronisms. GC is great but the script is too sentimental when she is on stage by herself.
See it if u want to see Glenn Close transcend in a new play that humanizes the Joan d'Arc story and vacillates clumsily from sitcom to highbrow drama.
Don't see it if you expect any dramatic arc or hope for any new perspectives on the familiar Joan story or on mother-daughter relationships.
See it if Jean d'Arc's mum speaks out on parenting, class, and victimhood. Pared-down Close is unvarnished in odd, small play. Tender reunion in cell.
Don't see it if Bland play and wardrobe with nothing to say about martyrdom. Modern talk. But, still...it's Glenn Close.
See it if 4 Glenn Close's affecting performance as mother of Joan of Arc, humanizes J by showing her actions/cruel end from her parents' perspective
Don't see it if has sitcom vibe; robs Joan of some of her mystery/gravitas, showing her as modern pain in the a** rebellious teen
See it if you want to see a fine performance by Glenn Close. Also, one of the best set designs to grace the stage of the Anspacher by John Lee Beatty.
Don't see it if you like plays to be well written and not appear to be like an episode from a TV series.
See it if You want to see Glenn Close up close and personal. The "adults" I'm this play we're good well rounded characters. The idea was interesting.
Don't see it if You don't care about the Joan of Arc story and don't want to see Glenn Close spend all her time dealing with an obnoxious pair of children.
See it if Glen Close brilliant portrayal of a mother in anguish. Van Patton great. Modern language and family interaction draws the audience in.
Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to see a play where you already know what is going to happen. A very human backstory doesn’t interest you.
See it if you want to see a great actress at the top of her game.Close is perfection.Story is fascinating & compelling.It never lost my interest.
Don't see it if you want something frothy.This makes you look at Joan D'Arc from a different angle.Acting is uniformly very good with Close being a knockout
See it if you're interested in a different perspective on a well known story.
Don't see it if you object to anachronistic accents and attitudes.
See it if you want to see Glenn Close deliver an impressive and captivating performance or want to see Joan of Arc told from a different perspective.
Don't see it if you've already seen countless Joan of Arc adaptions and are bored of it. Although this one shifts the perspective to her mother.
See it if A tour de force performance by Glenn Close. Thoroughly engaged me.
Don't see it if The play itself was a bit weak, and filled with anachronisms. I often thought we were in Ireland, not France.
See it if you want to see a great actress putting over a fairly written play. Glenn Close and cast shine. Second act is a winner
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for softball first acts.
See it if you like vehicles for great acting. Cast is superb and the story is refreshingly modern despite being about Joan of Arc.
Don't see it if you don't like period pieces.
See it if humanizing Joan of Arc story from the viewpoint of her mother; story of 2 very strong women; story of timeless mother-daughter relations;
Don't see it if you want 15th century story told in contemporary language (sometimes annoying); narration at the end to fill in life after the death of Joan
See it if A signature role for the brilliant Glenn Close. The family of Joan is explored with a contemporary twist.A must see!
Don't see it if Do not see if you do not like historical dramas.
See it if Mainly there to watch Glenn Close dramatically mother Joan of Arc. She's Joan's #1 advocate before, during, and long after Joan's fame.
Don't see it if Thin plot, slow, not much happens. Dramatically acted, but little context leading up to it. Some strange self narration in the third person.
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See it if You want to see a brilliant Glenn Close and Grace van Patten as mother and daughter in an intimate theater setting.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with historical drama written in modern language. Although Close was mesmerizing the play was slow for me.
See it if You may be interested in seeing a "Joan of Arc" that focuses on the perspective of the parents. Glenn Close and the cast are terrific.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the subject matter or prefer lighter,comedic fare.
See it if You like Joan of Arc. You want to see Glenn Close no matter what.
Don't see it if You want set design and direction to support a script and tell a well-paced, well-organized story.
See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Glenn Close. You are fascinates my the Joan of Arc story -- this is whole new angle.
Don't see it if I can't imagine not wanting to see this!
See it if You love Glenn Close, appreciate this perspective on the story, or will enjoy a visually strong production.
Don't see it if You don’t like period pieces or intimate Public productions.
See it if For the premise if you can deal with an long, uneven familyish drama with some interesting scenes about religious leaders and class dynamics
Don't see it if You're just going for Glenn Close. You were hoping for an Arc tale sans Joan — she's everywhere, and the play is less interesting for it.