The Irondale Ensemble Project is as close as we come these days to the Elizabethan acting companies that once presented Shakespeare’s plays to the Earl of Leicester, Sir Francis Drake and the Virgin Queen of England. ...What is on offer is the miracle of the word made flesh. I wish you joy in it.” —Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly
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Irondale presents the Irondale Ensemble Project in

Saint Joan of the Stockyards

May 22- June 13, 2015
Wednesday-Saturday 7:30PM | Saturday 6 & 13 3PM
Tickets $25 | Seniors/Students $15 | Matinees $20
Previews May 20 & 21 7:30PM | $10
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Acclaimed German director, Peter Kleinert directs the Irondale ensemble in a production of Bert Brecht’s master-work Saint Joan of the Stockyards. A darkly comic tale of romance between a meatpacking tycoon and a Salvation Army worker set amidst the milieu of unemployed workers, high-rolling millionaires, and corporate greed. “I want Irondale’s “St. Joan” to come right out of Brooklyn”, says director Peter Kleinert. Originally set in 1920’s Chicago, Brecht’s drama focuses the driving issues of the pursuit of justice in a system driven by profit, and the individual in a fight for what is good and against society. Performed at Irondale for the first time since 1993, the ensemble presents this gripping drama laced with humor and songs.

“I want Irondale’s Saint Joan to come right out of Brooklyn,” says director Peter Kleinert. Originally set in 1920’s Chicago, Brecht’s drama focuses the driving issues of the pursuit of justice in a system driven by profit, and the individual in a fight for what is good and against society. Performed at Irondale for the first time since 1993, an ensemble of actors presents this non-Aristotelian drama laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramturgical structure.

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Peter Kleinert and Jim Niesen talk about Saint Joan on BK Live.
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Saint Joan Events

The play’s the thing, but not the only thing. There is so much more. Leading up to our production of Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Irondale is presenting a series of events designed to heighten your experience and engagement with Saint Joan. These are FREE events.

January 13 | 7:30PM
Talking Theatre: Playwright Sarah Ruhl and Director Mark Wing Davey
A conversation with Sarah Ruhl and Mark Wing Davey about theater, Brecht, and Sarah’s new book of essays.

February 10 | 7:30PM
Talking Theatre: Director Peter Kleinert (Schaubühne, Berlin) and Anne Cattaneo, (dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater and the creator and head of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab)

May 7 | 8PM
Suitcase in Berlin:
Songs of Brecht, Brel, Cohen, Waits and other Poet-Troubadours

Prepare to be transported as German-American singer/actress Karen Kohler presents the theater songs of Bertolt Brecht alongside the poetry and music of contemporary story-tellers Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and more in multiple languages. Ticket includes 1 free drink.
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May 12| 7:30PM
Faces of Joan
A mash-up edit of 4 Saint Joan inspired films edited and curated by filmmakers Libby Handros and John Kirby director and producer of the award-winning documentary Cape Wind.

The chosen films that will be artfully edited together are:
Joan of Arc directed by Victor Fleming with Ingrid Bergman
Saint Joan directed by Otto Preminger
Joan of Arc at the Stake directed by Roberto Rossellini
Passion of Joan Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer (silent)

RSVP to FourFacesFilm@Irondale.org

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