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Condola Rashad Shines As A Spellbinding Joan Of Arc In ‘Saint Joan’

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Condola Rashad Shines As A Spellbinding Joan Of Arc In ‘Saint Joan’


It took about 20 minutes of dialogue between Robert de Baudricourt (Patrick Page) and his steward (Robert Stanton) on a stunning set of brass organ pipes before Condola Rashad made her way onstage in Saint Joan. But from the moment she appears, her presence is desired in every scene.

Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan debuted in April with a robust cast that includes Rashad, Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me), John Glover and Mandi Masden. The modern take on the Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) story finds the audience in 15th century France at the tail end of the Hundred Years’ War between France and England. In the history books Joan is a 19-year-old clairvoyant heroine whose premonitions from a higher power lead her to a relief effort that gave much-needed morale to the …


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