Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
By George Bernard Shaw. NT Live.
SCREENS summer season continues on July 14th with George Bernard
Shaw’s “St. Joan,” starring
Gemma Arterton in the title role as the French national heroine Joan of Arc.
live at the Donmar Warehouse in Covent Garden, London, Shaw’s classic drama will
be presented in the
Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center at
7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14, the 228th anniversary of the storming
of the Bastille prison, which launched the French Revolution.
the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc led a shocking
victory over the English that has inspired the French people for centuries. Daughter,
farm girl, visionary, patriot, soldier, leader, victor, radical, witch,
heretic, saint, martyr, woman: Joan is an unparalleled figure in world history.
Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in
Dagenham) , who played “Bond Girl” Strawberry Fields in 2008’s Quantum of Solace, delivers an
“electrifying” performance as the warrior who was later
canonized as a Roman Catholic saint (Time
Joan radiates a gentle simplicity and quiet fervour that are deeply
charismatic,” according to reviewer Paul Taylor of London’s The Independent, who also marvels at the
“highly recommended” production’s many resonances with contemporary global
Joan” (run-time: 2 hours, 38 minutes) will include a 20-minute intermission,
during which ECU SCREENS will serve free ice cream. General admission tickets are
$10. Tickets are $5 for ECU students.