HERESY

Heresy is a new bilingual musical centering around two women, Jeanne d’Arc and her mother Isabelle Romée, and their individual struggles against the religious corruption of the Catholic Church. After hearing Angels for the first time, Jeanne sets out to create a more authentic and honest Church. Isabelle marries into the Church and is thrust into a world that is not as warm and welcoming as she originally believed it to be. These women must face the challenges that come from confronting a male-dominated system while fighting to stay true to their beliefs. A story told in both French and English, Heresy demonstrates how the Church has silenced and smothered women in the past and highlights its continuous oppression of intelligent, powerful women through generations.

 

DIRECTED BY/ WRITTEN BY: Dharma Bizier
COMPOSER: Kelsi James
STAGE MANAGER: Kim Moreira
MENTOR/DRAMATURG: Julie Tepperman
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Juliette Jones
FEATURING: Noah Beemer, Katie Martin, Kirsten Kwong, Mikayla Stradiotto, Emma Burke-Kleinman, Macayla Paris, Jill Goranson, Matthew Gawley, Liam Crober-Best, Alexa MacDougall, Michael Derworiz, Connor Briggs
HEADS UP! Violence and strong religious language
PRESENTING PARTNERS: The Musical Stage Company, Theatre francais de Toronto, Nightwood Theatre

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