Arts & Entertainment

Review – Joan, Again

Photo: Liam O'Keefe

Set in a provincial French village 1441, simple illiterate peasant women converse about religion, witch burning, and married life while exploring their daily plight in an oppressive religious and superstitious society.

Enter Joan of Arc, played by the perfectly cast elfin actress Sylvia Keays, back 10 years after her infamous burning at the stake. Is she who she claims to be or is she an imposter? Will she submit to the power of the church once again?

The intimacy of the Old Fitz theatre space allows the audience to slip back in time with Joan, Again, an excellent production by subtlenuance in collaboration with Sydney Independent Theatre Company, written and directed by Paul Gilchrist. Be captivated inside this period of history, and transformed to a spiritual plane. (MS)

Until Aug 23, Old Fitzroy Theatre, 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo, $21-39, sitco.net.au

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