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Backyard Theater Company's staging of "Saint Joan"

Pictures feature Jesc Gallegos as Bluebeard, Hailey Heitz as King Charles, and Makay Loran as Joan of Arc. Sophia Heilman is also playing Joan for one weekend.

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.

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Arts and Entertainment Reporter

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