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JOAN OF ARC (Music: Mel Marvin, book & lyrics, Laura Harrington) isan intimate but powerful musical, which breaks through legend to bringus face to face with a living, breathing, teen-aged girl. Set during the lastyear of Joans life, theMoreJOAN OF ARC (Music: Mel Marvin, book & lyrics, Laura Harrington) isan intimate but powerful musical, which breaks through legend to bringus face to face with a living, breathing, teen-aged girl. Set during the lastyear of Joans life, the musical explores her strength, her courage, her visionsand voices, and her final dark night of the soul. I never asked anything of myvoices save at the last, the salvation of my soul.Production History:BOSTON MUSIC THEATRE PROJECT, 1995C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University.Marilyn Plotkins, founding director,Celeste Wilson, managing director.Directed by: Joann Zazofsky Green-Musical Director: Paul Ascenzo-Stage Manager: Corinne Marrinan-Design Coordinator: Tom Behrens.With: Jon Blackstone, Gregory Bouchard, Natalie Brown,Emily Browder, Michael Hance, Peter Howard, Tim Johnson,Matt Lashey, Joe Machota, Sean McGuirk, Dee Nelson, KerryOMalley, Michael Poisson, Tim Sawyer, Drew Sarich, DonnaSorbelloSubsequently workshopped or produced by:Manhattan Theatre Club Workshop, 1997Wellesley College Theatre,American College Theatre Festival Finalist, 20012000 Nora Hussey directingAbout the Author:Laura Harrington’s award-winning plays, musicals, and operas have been widely produced across America, in Canada, and Europe, in venues ranging from the Zipper Factory to Houston Grand Opera. She is the 2008 Kleban Award Winner for “most promising librettist in American Musical Theatre.” Harrington has twice won both the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award and the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England.She teaches playwriting at MIT where she was awarded the 2009 Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching.Her first novel, Alice Bliss, (Viking/ Penguin) is a Boston Globe bestseller, has won the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction and has been widely praised in print and online. Alice Bliss has also been published in the UK where it was a Richard and Judy Book Club Selection, and in Italy and Denmark.Alice Bliss, the Musical, has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons in NYC and has received the support of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Residency at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, CT and the Weston Playhouse Residency in Weston, VT.