“Jacob Juntunen’s play evokes some compelling questions that are left up to the viewer to explore (and maybe even argue). What gives anyone the right to deem another a martyr? What is the nature of a miracle or a vision? In the catechism that I grew up with, anyone who died in service of God automatically became a martyr and therefore a saint without question. Joan was found innocent posthumously and then canonized. One tribunal finds her to be a heretic and another beatifies her. This is a play that should be seen and then discussed. The content is rich and the acting is superb.”
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Directed by Cecilie Keenan!
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Seating is limited!
Fridays @ 9pm
Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm
Tickets are $20 general, $15 industry, $10 students/vets/seniors
What are YOU doing this weekend? How about going to the side project’s Spring Rep Kickoff!?
Any amount – from $1 up – gets you in for food, beer and a special sneak peek of the Spring Rep shows, one of which is my script, Joan’s Laughter! PLUS each dollar donated at this event is eligible for our donor match!
Please support Chicago theatre, the side project, as they raise money for their spring repertory which includes the world premiere of my script Joan’s Laughter, running May 13 – June 17. For $10 per month you can get exclusive access to all Side Project events, reserve one ticket to any show of the upcoming season, and attend special Sponsor rehearsals that are held throughout the year! Click here to donate!
More good news! My ten-minute play Understanding, which you can read here, won one of the Reader’s Awards at the Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival! This means it is now a semi-finalist for the National KCACTF. If it rates well against all the other semi-finalists from across the country, it will be a finalist and be performed in DC in April.
Good news! Two ten minute plays I wrote, 1, 2, 3 and Understanding, are finalists at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival! This means they’ll be performed at Festival 44, the Region 2 conference in Pennsylvania, and have a chance of moving on to the finals in Washington, D.C. You can read the plays here.
This is particularly exciting because from the whole of Region 2 only six plays were selected as finalists, and two were mine. So cross your fingers and hope the odds keep working in my favor!
More new short plays, analysis, and the continuation of my thoughts about U.S. and East European theatre will continue on my blog, Riposte to the World, though the holidays seem to have brought a short hiatus while I work on my new full-length play, tentatively titled Classes.