Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen. At eighteen, she arranged the coronation of a king. At nineteen, she went up against the entire Catholic church… and lost. In The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and military, and unmasks the brutal misogyny behind male institutions.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Carolyn Gage, the playwright and the star of this one-woman play. More about Gage at https://carolyngage.weebly.com/
Credits: Play written and acted by Carolyn Gage; recorded at Institute for the Musical Arts; interview and adaptation for WINGS by Frieda Werden. Photo credit, Michèle Schuler (Jeanne d’Arc, Eglise Saint-Alban de Lormes, France)
Comments: Among the most popular programs ever in WINGS. Gage is famous for plays about butch lesbians.
A LIVE PRODUCTION OF THIS PLAY IS COMING UP IN NEW YORK CITY: November 19, 2019-January 26, NYC: The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, The Drama Club, St. Luke’s Theatre.