Saint Joan

Saint Joan features Condola Rashad, pictured here in a white shirt.

Show Details

Performance Schedule


Run Dates

April 03, 2018 - June 10, 2018

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Running Time

2:45 hrs

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Show Description

Considered by many to be George Bernard Shaw's greatest play and one of the greatest plays ever written, Saint Joan was perhaps the lynch pin in his Nobel Prize win in 1925. 

Saint Joan stars three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2) as one of history’s greatest heroines in a major new production of Bernard Shaw’s epic work directed by Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes).

Set in 15th century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.

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WED 5/2 @ 8 pm


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April 03, 2018 - June 10, 2018

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Handheld closed captioning available starting 5/17/2018

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Theatre Details


Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42

By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: 8 seats available for wheelchair seating.

Elevator\Escalator: An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.

Parking: Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778

Box Office: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm

Restroom: The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.

Water Fountain: Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.

Telephone: On lower and Mezzanine levels.

Reviews (3)

First-rate the production certainly is: Daniel Sullivan is among a small handful of directors whose touch with classics from almost any era is virtually unerring. He has, once again, assembled an excellent cast led by the absolutely radiant Condola Rashad in the title role, as the 15th-century teenager from a small town in the Loire Valley who — well, you probably know highlights of the story: hears voices from God, leads French into victorious battle on behalf of beleaguered Armagnac forces, gets captured, is burned at stake and is later sainted by the Catholic Church, which had initially found her to be a heretic. (Changing her mind is the church’s prerogative.)


Playing a part that is as daunting as it is dazzling, Condola Rashad steps into the starring role in a blaze of glory and claims it as her own. Rashad’s depiction of the wide-eyed, visionary youth of fierce determination, unwavering faith and beguiling innocence — not to mention a beatific smile that radiates to the balcony — makes you a believer, too


The play (which includes scenes of long-winded debate and runs approximately three hours in length) moves slowly and has some dry points. But more often than not, Shaw’s analytical vigor keeps the audience’s attention. It makes you long for the kind of robust political discourse that has gone missing today, when policy is made on impulse and by tweet. Sporting an androgynous look, Rashad has a secure grasp on Shaw’s rhetoric and presents Joan as unfazed (even under questioning and hardship) and resolute (unwilling or unable to make the concessions necessary to save her life).