Veteran regional actress Tarah Flanagan will star in the title role opposite Bobby Steggert (110 in the Shade, Yank!) as the Dauphin. Paul Mason Barnes directs the production, which begins Jan. 7, 2009, and will continue through Feb. 1, 2009, on the Browning Mainstage. St. Joan will also feature Jerry Vogel as Baudricourt, Matt D'Amico as Poulengey, James Anthony as the Archbishop of Rheims, Stephen Paul Johnson as La Trémouille, Keith Merrill as Gilles de Rais, Jason Cannon as Captain La Hire, Kevin Orton as Jack Dunois, John Rensenhouse as the Earl of Warwick, Christopher Gerson as John de Stogumber, Tuck Milligan as Peter Cauchon, Jonathan Gillard Daly as the Inquisitor, with Brian White, Tyler Beveridge, Andrew Stroud, Greg Fink, Sam Hay and Ian Way.
"Claiming to hear divine voices and appearing to produce miracles with ease," press notes state, "Joan — barely a teenager, modest-born and illiterate — declares it her holy mission to drive the English soldiers and their collaborators from 15th century France, and to crown the reluctant and vain Dauphin, Charles VII, as the rightful king. With staggering confidence and skills beyond her years, she does just that, but is finally betrayed and captured by the English. Put on trial for her 'crimes,' she stands defiant against a holy inquisition until relentless torture forces her confession. When she recants her admission of guilt, she is sentenced to burn."
The Rep production has designs by Robert Mark Morgan (scenic design), Dorothy Marshall Englis (costume design), Peter Sargent (lighting design) and Rusty Wandall (sound design).
For tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at www.repstl.org. The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts is located at 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO.