‘Mother of the Maid’ comes to MET

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Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Is pleased to announce

MOTHER OF THE MAID

By Jane Anderson

Kansas City Premiere of this Tony-nominated play.

Directed by Karen Paisley

Featuring Kathy Kane as Isabelle, Mother of Joan of Arc and Patty 

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Is pleased to announce

MOTHER OF THE MAID

By Jane Anderson

Kansas City Premiere of this Tony-nominated play.

Directed by Karen Paisley

Featuring Kathy Kane as Isabelle, Mother of Joan of Arc and Patty Whitlock as Joan.

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET), recipient of this year’s Broadway World-Kansas City award for Best Play and Best Director for their production last spring of the North American premiere of The Shawshank Redemption, is pleased to present the fourth show of the season, the Kansas City premiere of MOTHER OF THE MAID by Jane Anderson. This is Kansas City premiere of this exciting new play relating the story of Joan of Arc as a teenage girl through the eyes of her mother, Isabelle Arc.

 It’s 1428 and the English are marauding the French countryside. The neighbors were slaughtered and the Arc family barely escaped. Into this world step Isabelle Arc and Joan, her daughter, who is hearing  voices–especially of St. Catherine telling her to lead the French army to victory and save France.

 This Broadway hit makes its KC Premiere in a limited run at the Warwick Theatre. Get your tickets now for this new take on the story of Joan of Arc told from the perspective of her mum. Deeply moving and sometimes funny, this play is not to be missed!

 Based on historical facts, the play is written in modern everyday language and runs approximately 2 hours with 1 intermission. 7 actors play all the roles in the story. 

 The show opens on Thursday. March 19 and runs through Sunday April 5. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances begin at 2 p.m. Single tickets are on sale now online at www.metkc.org (anytime); and by phone at 816-569-3226. Discount are available for seniors and students. Group tickets for groups of 10 or more are available beginning at $24 each. The MET produces in the historic Warwick Theatre and rotates seating to enhance each production. The theatre is ADA compliant and accessible for persons with disabilities. Patrons who need assistance are invited to contact the box office to arrange any help needed to ease their visit. Concession and a full bar are available at the theatre for patron enjoyment.

 The MET’s administrative offices are located at 3927 Main St. KCMO 64111.

 ABOUT MOTHER OF THE MAID

Set in the years 1428-31, the play is set in on the Arc family farm, in Rheims, and in the cell where Joan is held captive before her death.  Isabelle Arc is a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing woman. Her headstrong daughter, on the other hand, communes with Saint Catherine, dons men’s clothing and prepares to lead the French army into battle. Motherhood in the fifteenth century is not easy. In her riveting new play, Jane Anderson reimagines Joan of Arc’s epic tale through the eyes of her mother. Isabelle follows the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter with a mother’s loving persistence—facing her own fears and upended faith along the way.

 Set in the years 1428-31, the play is set in on the Arc family farm, in Rheims, and in the Cell where Joan is held captive before her death.  Unfolding the story in deeply relatable terms, the playwright has created a world where armies clash all about and where a child can hear the voice of God and be believed when she says she does. Told from the perspective of her mother, the play is both deeply moving and funny at times. Ultimately, we understand that this is a family that loves Joan deeply. They take this journey with her.  Glenn Close originated the role of Isabelle on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony for Best Actress.

 For cast and more information, please CLICK HERE

 




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