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Joan of Arc - Into the Fire

Closed April 30, 2017

David Byrne delves into the life of the teenage saint in his new musical

Why See Joan of Arc - Into the Fire?

Written by David Byrne

The Public presents the world premiere of one of the most intriguing new musicals of the season. Penned by idiosyncratic Talking Heads frontman and Oscar winner David Byrne (Here Lies Love), Joan of Arc - Into the Fire tells the story of the legendary French military leader, who since her execution by the English in 1431, at the tender age of only nineteen, has became a towering cultural figure, a canonized saint and a symbol of freedom and liberation the world over.

Taking on the central role of Joan is singer Jo Lambert from the alt. rock group Tune-Yards, while Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winner Alex Timbers (Mozart in the Jungle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) directs.

What is Joan of Arc - into the Fire About?

Just how did a peasant girl born to a farming family in 15th Century France become one of the most famous military leaders of all time, and one who claimed to have been spurred on her path by religious visions? Into the Fire delves into Joan of Arc's extraordinary story, as well as the subsequent fight by her mother to clear her name of heresy.

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Previews from: 14 February 2017

Opening night: 15 March 2017

Cast and Creative


Jo Lambert as Joan of Arc
Terence Archie as Warwick
Mare Winningham as Isabelle Romee
James Brown III as Priest/Judge
Jonathan Burke as Priest/Judge
Rodrick Covington as Priest/Judge
Sean Allan Krill as Bishop Cauchon
Mike McGowan as La Tremouille
Adam Perry as Priest/Judge
John Schiappa as Priest/Judge
Kyle Selig as Dauphin/King Charles
Michael James Shaw as Baudricourt
Mary Kate Morrissey


Written by David Byrne
Directed by Alex Timbers
Choreography by Steven Hoggett
Scenic Design by Chris Barreca
Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Justin Townsend
Sound Design by Cody Spencer
Projection Design by Darrel Maloney

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