Testimonials for The Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage
“… unparalleled, far superior to George Bernard Shaw’s... The Second Coming of Joanof Arc is high art and revolutionary theatre combined.”--Phyllis Chesler, author of Women and Madness and Mothers on Trial.
"... bursts with creative imagination at every turn. It is both rooted in its source material and relevant to the gender concerns of our day. It is a thinking, feeling theatre piece that strikes at the heart of what solo performance can accomplish when it is done with precision and spirit." -- DC Metro Theatre Arts, Washington, DC.
"Favorite of the Festival," "Favorite Solo Show," "Favorite Solo Performance." -- DC Metro Theatre Arts, Washington, DC.
“Joan of Arc has never been made more real to me, not in the movies, not on stage. This is the woman, not the myth… Brava!”--Z. Budapest, author of The Grandmother of Time.
“… passion, humor, rage, insight, regret… This play works on many levels - layers and layers and layers… a highly intelligent piece of work which always remains accessible… an emotional, moving, exciting experience...” --From the Flames, Nottingham, England.
“… passionate, witty. Let this Joan be one of your voices.” --Feminist Bookstore News, San Francisco.
“… gripping re-exploration of a legendary figure…” --Sing Out!
“… a tour de force performance by US writer/actor Carolyn Gage. Here the true story of Jeanne Romée, the young peasant girl who liberated France, is brought to us in a contemporary setting, to explore how 500 years later things have changed for women in society. It is a flawless performance, delivered with passion, indignation, some humour, connection, opinion and power...” --Gay Community News, Ireland.
“Carolyn Gage is a powerful writer who comprehends her character… exhilarating… held my attention fully.” --We the People, Santa Rosa, CA.
“… wickedly funny and devastatingly on target...” --Women’s Voices, Santa Rosa, CA.
“… a girl-power epic… Gage is at her best here, as almost every line is scorchingly insightful.” --The Spectrum, Buffalo, NY.