BWW TV: SAINT JOAN Makes a Divine Return to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!
"I feel so liberated," said Condola Rashad following her opening night bow in Saint Joan. "Stepping into this particular character's shoes has really done something for me as a person, not just as an actor."
Rashad stars as one of history's greatest heroines in a major new production of Bernard Shaw's epic work directed by Daniel Sullivan. MTC's powerful new production opened on Broadway last night, April 25, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Joining Rashad 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), Lou Sumrall (Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune). the company also includes Tony Carlin (JUNK), Ben Horner (War Horse), Mandi Masden (MTC's August Wilson's Jitney), Howard W. Overshown (Julius Caesar), Michael Rudko (The Audience) and RJ Vaillancourt (Broadway Debut).
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.
We're taking you inside the opening night festivities with Rashad and company below!