RISE presents a daring new production of George Bernard Shaws epic SAINT JOAN, a historical saga for our contemporary political moment.Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, one of the Ocean States premier community theater companies, is thrilled to announce a bold new production of Shaws epic historical saga SAINT JOAN, directed by Christian ONeill (MA, MFA, MSW).Saint Joan follows a headstrong country girl whose fiery religious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nations rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down landing her on trial for her life. Shaws play powerfully dramatizes the complex relationship between societys visionaries and the powerful forces they threaten. The play also reveals itself to be as timely and relevant as ever in our contemporary moment of social upheaval and revolt. Under the direction of RISE co-founder Christian ONeill, the story takes on a radical new life in this fast-paced, modern dress, multimedia production. Approximate Running Time: 2.5 hours.By George Bernard ShawEdited and directed by Christian ONeillMovement pieces choreographed by John Joseph GomesStage Management and Scenery by Pat FerronCostumes by Galen Auer and Rose LinnellProps by Cindy StrobelProduced by Sally PalmerStarring Aimee Ambrosino, Shannon Ambrosino, Nicholas Andersen, Galen Auer, Steven Ferron, John Joseph Gomes, Rain Jolicoeur, Joseph Lanctot, Anthony Medeiros, David Adams Murphy, Caitlin Rouleau, Sparky Schneider, Britt Simard, Nick Tvaroha, and Jason Walker.WHEN: March 22-31, 2019Friday & Saturday performances @ 7:30Sunday performances @ 2:00WHERE:The RISE Playhouse142 Clinton StreetWoonsocket, RIAmple municipal parking availableTICKETS:$20 regular admission$16 for seniors, students, military, law enforcement and firefightersTickets available at the door or in advance at www.ristage.orgPress Photos are available upon requestNow in our 13th season, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is one of the preeminent theater companies of northern Rhode Island. Based in Woonsockets historic Morning Star Masonic Lodge, RISEs mission is to provide quality, affordable theater performances and high-caliber education programs for children, youth, and adults.