Backyard Theatre Company is staging "Saint Joan," a performance that unfolds the story of Joan of Arc written by George Bernard Shaw.
"Joan of Arc was flawed, strong-willed, and uneducated, but she also believed in her country, loved her God, and did not let society stop her from living her convictions," said co-director Amanda Megyesi-McCave, who is joined by directors Mia Anderson and Matt McCave and a cast of nearly a dozen female leads.
Shaw's play, written 118 years ago, contains relevant themes of feminism, youth standing up, sexual identity, religion, and political unrest, Megyesi-McCave said.
Performances take place July 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on July 15 at 2 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair and a picnic. Each showing is donation based and takes place at 3724 Gymnast Way. Parking is available on Decathlon Parkway and Stillwater Drive.