The Repentance of Saint Joan
by Paper Chairs

Mar. 23 - Apr. 07, 2018


paper chairs invites you to The Repentance of Saint Joan, a new play by Austin playwright Patrick Shaw. Join us March 23- April 7th, 2018 at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems as we blend personal narrative with a historical account of the patron saint of France.

The Hundred Years War was ages ago and the two surviving people who knew Joan of Arc best, her high school boyfriend/page and her sibling/ historical expert, can’t agree on how it went down before her death. Was Joan really a devoutly religious servant to King Charles or was she a keen young woman who understood the power of violence? We each have a version of Joan as her legacy lives on outside the historical record. Who does she speak to now? What happens in her name?

 The Repentance of Saint Joan asks us to consider the intimate details of human life that go overlooked in tidy versions of history. It dares to ask what truths cannot be verified and leads us through a version of the past where recorded history and personal memory turn against one another.  

Interview with Frank Benge, Broadway World, March 22

Written by: Patrick Shaw 
Co-directors: Elizabeth Doss, Lisa Laratta and Patrick Shaw 

Performers: Elizabeth Doss, Judd Farris, and Jess O’Rear 
Sound & Composer: Peter Stopchinski 

Costume Design: Arron Flynn

Set Design: Lisa Laratta

Stage Manager: Jake Stepansky

Co-Producers: Elizabeth Doss and Lisa Laratta



The Repentance of Saint Joan
by Patrick Shaw
Paper Chairs

March 23 - April 07, 2018
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS)
8604 FM 969
corner of Martin Luther King and Decker Lane, east of Austin
Austin, TX, 787824

OPENING NIGHT Friday March 23, 2018
running until Saturday April 7, 2018 
9 performances. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Seventy minutes. No intermission.

Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday March 22

All 8 pm. 70 minutes. No intermission.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS) 
an internationally-renowned sustainable design and architecture firm in East Austin, located 15 minutes from downtown, just east of MLK/FM 696 and 183.
8604 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724

Tickets: $15-25 sliding scale, plus service fees, all general admission

Tickets available on-line HERE.

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