- One ticket to see The Plagiarists’ These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc
- When: select dates, March 22–April 16; choose a showtime upon purchase.
- Where: The Den Theatre
- Venue is not accessible for people with disabilities
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 15–20 minutes prior to showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees.
- $10 for a Sunday–Thursday performance (up to $20 value)
- $15 for a Friday or Saturday performance (up to $25 value)
These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc
The saga of Joan of Arc has been told though books, songs, poems, and films, and the ending is always the same: the 19-year old visionary warrior burns at the stake and becomes one of France’s most beloved saints. But despite the unavoidable conclusion, there’s nothing predictable about The Plagiarists’ new production, These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc. This time, the rise and fall of the Maid of Orléans takes place in a world where gigantic puppets rule France, crows talk in poetry instead of their usual beautiful squawks, and protective saints aren’t what they appear to be. As the story hurtles forward, The Plagiarists meet tonal clashes head on, juxtaposing farce with tragedy and moments of transcendence with a hard stare at how myths are created.
"What has gone before is connected to where we are now," The Plagiarists state on their website. "What seems distant and foreign is also just like us." But this only touches upon the complexity and thought behind each of the company's works. The artists behind every performance keep in mind the meaning hidden in the ordinary, the depths contained in what seems simple, scouring literature, visual art, and history for overlooked crannies to shed light on. Then they steal from those sources. But not content to lift the work of others and pass it off as their own, they create new pieces from these findings—thought-provoking performances that stitch together the old and the new to challenge the audience, the actors, and the attending copyright lawyers.