“Haunting voice and powerful lyrics…[Kelly McRae’s] voice reminds of classic singers
such as Patsy Cline”
“Brilliant and thought-provoking…Lear deBessonet blows the doors off this
-Nytheatre.com (on Death Might Be Your Santa Claus)
One of Time Out’s 25 People to Watch in 2006, director Lear deBessonet reinvents Brecht’s savage masterpiece with tight choreography and seductive Country and Blues. Transplanted into a richly imagined and anachronistic 1920s Chicago, and with live original music by country/blues singer Kelley Mcrae, intrepid St. Joan and her Slaughterhouse King weave a cautionary tale for the 21st Century. The survival of youth, hope and faith in a world of greed and corruption hang in the balance.
Click to read “Faith Confronted, and Defended, Downtown”an interview with director Lear deBessonet and Young Jean Lee in The New York Times and watch the audio slide show.
St. Joan of the Stockyards is presented by special arrangement with Culture Project as part of Women Center Stage 2007.
June 16 – July 1, 2007
$18, $15 Students, Seniors