Tony winner Glenn Close stars in a powerful and wry comedy that follows the tale of Joan of Arc, as seen through the eyes of her mother who is doing her very best to accept the fact that her daughter is different.
From the producers: "Mother of the Maid" tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable new perspective.
Author Jane Anderson's theater credits include "The Baby Dance," "Defying Gravity," "The Quality of Life," "Looking for Normal," "The Escort," "Food & Shelter," and "The Baby Dance: Mixed." Most recently she wrote the screenplay for the film "The Wife," starring Glenn Close. Other screenwriting credits include "How to Make An American Quilt," "It Could Happen to You" and "The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio," which she also directed. She won an Emmy Award for writing the screenplay for the 2014 miniseries "Olive Kitteridge."
Tony winner and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close leads a cast that includes Dermot Crowley, Olivia Gilliatt, Kate Jennings Grant, Andrew Hovelson, Daniel Pearce, and Grace Van Patten. Emmy Award nominee Matthew Penn ("Law and Order," "The Sopranos," "Damages") directs.
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 current Broadway mega-hit "Hamilton") and has 54 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.