From the producers: Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert.
Audience Note: This show contains the use of fog, haze, open flame, strobe effects, and rock concert level noise.
Composer David Byrne is a Scottish-born American musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads. He has received Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In March 2013, Byrne debuted a fully staged production of his 2010 concept album "Here Lies Love" at the Public Theater.
"Joan of Arc: Into the Fire" features Jo Lampert in the title role. The cast also includes Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham, Terence Archie, James Brown III, Jonathan Burke, Rodrick Covington, Sean Allan Krill, Mike McGowan, Mary Kate Morrissey, Dimitri Joseph Moïse, Adam Perry, John Schiappa, Kyle Selig and Michael James Shaw.
What is the Public Theater? Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and the original Off Broadway production of "Hamilton") and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.