Skip to main content
Intellect

'Angels Unaware' tells story of Joan of Arc March 8-25

Brigham Young University’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present the world premiere of “Angels Unaware: A Story of Joan of Arc” March 8-25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre.

Dress rehearsal performances will take place Wednesday and Thursday, March 8-9, and a matinee performance will begin Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. There are no performances on Sundays and Mondays.

Tickets are $12 or $9 with BYU or student ID. Seats for dress rehearsals and matinee performances are $5. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Tickets Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit performances.byu.edu.

Written by Melissa Leilani Larson and directed by David Morgan, “Angels Unaware” tells the story of the young girl Joan, played by Hollie Beard, who accepted the call to arms from her Lord and battled for France in 1425, guided by the voices of St. Catherine, played by Amanda Schutz, and St. Margaret, played by Jennie Pardoe.

Other cast members include Phillip Clayton as Michael, Jason Purdie as Charles and Warwick and Slate Holmgren as Cauchon. Historians include Luke Rebarchik and Joseph Reidhead.

“The legend of Joan echoes a very familiar resonance with the LDS Church’s own roots in Joseph Smith,” Morgan said. “Here was a young girl, at about the same age as Joseph when he received his first vision, claiming she was visited by saints who appeared to her and told her she had a mission.”

This particular version of the legend of Joan of Arc not only tells the story of the girl who led an army, but of the voices behind the girl. In a story about trials of virtue, faith and martyrdom, three women strive to understand the purpose of God and restore faith and patriotism in a battle-weary country.

For more information, contact David Morgan at (801) 422-4719.

Writer: Angela Fischer

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

New BYU-developed AI technology could benefit future Super Bowl opponents

February 07, 2023
New artificial intelligence technology being developed by engineers at Brigham Young University could significantly cut down on the time and cost that goes into film study for Super Bowl-bound teams (and all NFL and college football teams), while also enhancing game strategy by harnessing the power of big data.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Forum: A higher purpose for religious education

January 31, 2023
In Tuesday’s forum, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University, described religious education as a potential antidote to America’s pervasive consumerism.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Women are routinely excluded from exercise research across the country. A new BYU study shows why that’s misguided

January 26, 2023
A new BYU study debunks the assumption that menstrual cycles disqualify women from exercise research. Analyzing women’s exercise performance across their menstrual cycles, researchers found no variability in endurance thresholds or performance: from workout to workout, women’s performance was just as consistent as men’s.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=