The Lark
by The Baron's Men

May. 06 - May. 28, 2016

The Baron's Men are excited to present Jean Anouilh's The Lark, adapted by Lillian Hellman. This American adaptation of the play was first performed in 1955; as such, it is the first modern play undertaken by TBM and we look forward to presenting it both faithfully and in period. The 15th century trial of Joan of Arc was one of the best-documented events of its time and kind. In Joan (played by B. Iden Payne award winner Taylor Flanagan), we find a strong female lead whose wit, charisma, and passion move a king, an army, and a nation.

Anouilh's play is a theatrical tour de force: a beautifully written history with a tragic tale at its center that is, nonetheless, infused with wry comedy. The piece treats time as fluid, employing the use of flashbacks and character omniscience to tell the tale of Joan's life, her trial, her death, and her immortality. It is at once a moving portrait of an extraordinary young girl and a glimpse into the often conflicting spiritual and political forces that threaten to destroy her.

In keeping with our artistic mission, the production will be staged for performance at Richard Garriott's Curtain Theatre and will feature period costumes by Dawn Allee, live Medieval French music directed by Cindy Weaver Schaufenbuel, and set design evoking French Gothic architecture by Rodrigo Barajas. We look forward to seeing you there! -Christina Peppas (Director) and Jimmie Bragdon (Producer)

Click to read an interview with Taylor Flanagan, who plays Joan of Arc

Warwick - Robert Deike
Cauchon - Timothy McKinney
Joan - Taylor Flanagan
Joan’s Mother - Jacqueline Lies
Joan’s Brother - Casey Jones
Joan’s Father - Chris Casey
The Promoter - Michael O’Keefe
The Inquisitor - Aaron Niemuth
Brother Ladvenu - Tyler Haggard
Robert de Beaudricourt - Robert Deike
Agnes Sorel - Sara Blair
The Little Queen - Joanna Casey
Charles, the Dauphin - Ryan Wilson
Queen Yolande - Victoria Kelly
Lady in Waiting - Jacqueline Lies
Archbishop of Reims - Chris Casey
Monsieur de la Tremouille - Julio Mella
Captain la Hire - Casey Jones
Executioner - Casey Jones
Soldier - Jennifer Fielding
Soldier - Julio Mella

Production Team:
Director - Christina Peppas
Producer - Jimmie Bragdon
Stage Manager - Laura Trezise
Stage Manager in Training - Samantha Smith
Costumes - Dawn Allee
Music - Cindy Weaver Schaufenbuel
Set Design - Rodrigo Barajas
Front of House - Mike Osborn
Master of Props - Laura Trezise


The Lark
by Jean Anouilh
The Baron's Men

May 06 - May 28, 2016
The Curtain Theatre
7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr.
Austin, TX, 78730

Click HERE for tickets!