The Theater: Unemployed Saint

JOAN

Music and Book by AL CARMINES

Joan of Arc has been many people to many writers. To Al Carmines, the off-Broadway clergyman-showman (TIME, May 22), she is an idealist with a square build, a butch haircut, a belting voice, and a yen for planting bombs in public toilets for the sake of the revolution.

Carmines' contemporary maid of Manhattan needs no Dauphin to betray her; church, state and even some of her friends vie for that role. She lives in the East Village with Ira the Junkie (Ira Siff) and Tracy (Tracy Moore), a slogan-shouting nobody. The three hail the...

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