Kelley Curran, seen in Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility and Peter Pan, as well as on Broadway in Present Laughter, joins the Public Theater's production of Jane Anderson’s play about Joan of Arc, Mother of the Maid. Curran steps into the role of Lady of the Court October 26, replacing Kate Jennings Grant, who is departing due to a scheduling conflict.
Mother of the Maid, directed by Matthew Penn, began performances September 25. The play details the relationship between Joan of Arc, played by Grace Van Patten, and her family, including her mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman, played by Tony winner and Oscar nominee Glenn Close.
Van Patten and Close are joined onstage by Dermot Crowley (The Weir) as Jacques Arc, Olivia Gillatt (Pushkin) as Monique, Andrew Hovelson (Lucky Guy) as Pierre Arc, and Daniel Pearce (Machinal) as Father Gilbert.
The New York premiere of Mother of the Maid officially opened at The Public October 17, and following two extensions, will continue through December 23.