The Repentence of St. Joan
by Paper Chairs
Dec. 09, 2017
Joan of Arc is long gone and the Hundred Years War has wound down when, out of nowhere, her sibling invites me over to his apartment for dinner. He knows my secret; he knows that fifteen years ago, when I was just a boyfriend, I followed Joan as she rescued France and left the world. But you know what? I don’t care what Stephen says: History’s not in books; it’s not on TV. It's in carpets and homemade go-carts and the worst things you ever said. It’s understanding whose voices fill our heads right now, right this very minute, and, somehow, I start to see Stephen knows who's echoing through mine.
December 09, 2017
8604 FM 969
corner of Martin Luther King and Decker Lane, east of Austin
Austin, TX, 787824
Staged reading at 4 p.m.; pay-what-you-wish at the door.