Reading Stage presents MOTHER OF THE MAID

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by Jane Anderson

One Night Only: Monday, January 25, 7 pm on Zoom

Tickets: Free (suggested donation $10)


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Annette Oliveira (as Isabelle Arc)
Carla Pauli (as Joan Arc)
Russ Whismore (as Jacques Arc)
Elizabeth Jones (as Lady of the Court)
Doy Charnsupharindr (as Pierre Arc)
Tim Holt Jones (as Father Gilbert)



The story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable perspective.

“…the quietly piercing, luminous new play…” – New York Stage Review

“Full of Discovery. Powerful and Stunning” – New York Magazine

“Witty and Piercing. Jane Anderson perfectly melds comedy and drama.” – Daily Beast




Jane Anderson is an Emmy award-winning writer and director for theater, film, and television. Plays include: Mother of the Maid, The Baby Dance, Baby Dance: Mixed, Defying Gravity, Looking for Normal, The Quality of Life, The Escort, Lynette at 3AM, Food & Shelter and The Last Time We Saw Her. Her latest play, Mother of the Maid, premiered at the Public Theater in 2018 and starred Glenn Close. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in theaters around the country, including ACT, Arena Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, Williamstown, Shakespeare & Company, The McCarter Theater, Long Wharf, Geffen Playhouse, and the Pasadena Playhouse. Screenwriting credits: The Wife, starring Glenn Close; How to Make An American Quilt; It Could Happen to You; and The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore & Woody Harrelson, which she also directed. Documentary film: Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, featured on HBO. Television writing credits: HBO’s Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand, for which she received an Emmy Award for best teleplay and limited series, a Writers Guild Award for best teleplay, and nominated for the Golden Globe for best limited series. She wrote HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom, for which she received an Emmy, Penn Award, and Writers Guild Award for best teleplay. She wrote and directed The Baby Dance for Showtime which she adapted from her play and received the Peabody Award as well as Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. She wrote and directed Normal for HBO (starring Jessica Lange & Tom Wilkinson) adapted from her play Looking for Normal which received Emmy, Golden Globe, and Directors’ Guild and Writers’ Guild nominations for best writing and directing. She wrote and directed When Billie Beat Bobby starring Holly Hunter and Ron Silver. And wrote and directed the first segment of HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk II which starred Vanessa Redgrave for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Teleplay.


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