How Did Critics Respond to Glenn Close in Off-Broadway's Mother of the Maid?

The Verdict   How Did Critics Respond to Glenn Close in Off-Broadway's Mother of the Maid?
The new play about Joan of Arc's family officially opened October 17 at the Public Theatre.
Dermot Crowley and Glenn Close Joan Marcus

Jane Anderson’s play about Joan of Arc, Mother of the Maid, officially opened at The Public Theater October 17. Leading the cast as Isabelle Arc, Joan of Arc’s mother, is Tony winner and Oscar nominee Glenn Close, alongside Grace Van Patten as Joan, Dermot Crowley (The Weir) as Jacques Arc, Olivia Gillatt (Pushkin) as Monique, Kate Jennings Grant (Noises Off) as Lady of the Court, Andrew Hovelson (Lucky Guy) as Pierre Arc, and Daniel Pearce (Machinal) as Father Gilbert.

Mother of the Maid, directed by Matthew Penn, began performances September 25 at The Public Theater. The play details the relationship between Joan of Arc and her family, including her mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman.

The production will continue through December 23. See what critics had to say below.

The Daiy Beast (Tim Teeman)
Deadline (Greg Evans)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
Newsday (Barbara Schuler)
New York Stage Review (David Finkle)
New York Stage Review (Elysa Gardner)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Theater News Online (Jeremy Gerard)
Time Out New York (Regina Robbins)
Variety (Nicole Serratore)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Mother of the Maid features sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design and original music by Alexander Sovronsky and Joanna Lynne Staub.

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