The Drama Program of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts presents Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Professor Maurya Wickstrom on Mar. 22, 23, 24, and 29, 30, 31 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Lab Theatre at 7:30pm.
Admission is $10/$5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Center for the Arts Box Office, 718.982.2787.
Saint Joan of the Stockyards is Brecht’s savage analysis of the unequal distribution of wealth and of the complicity of charity-based religious organizations. Brecht’s incomparable use of stark and beautiful language and his extraordinary idea of reworking the historical St. Joan of Arc into Joan Dark of the Chicago stockyards create a play that speaks clearly to our own time. Drawing much of the documentary details of the stockyards from Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle, Brecht’s staging of the life of working people, and the lives and deaths of animals produced for the meat industry, is startling and awakening.
Warning: This play contains graphic images of the meat industry.