Bedlam’s ‘Saint Joan’ production wins its halo at Gulfshore Playhouse

Bedlam’s ‘Saint Joan’ production wins its halo at Gulfshore Playhouse

Two things to know about “St. Joan,” the current production at Gulfshore Playhouse:

  • It heats UP a bit slowly. The first act has to rake up the stray elements of scene setting. But long before Joan’s dire sentencing, the fire is blazing, thanks to Bedlam theater company.
  • When the actors and ushers invite you up onstage for Act 2, go. It is a rare opportunity to be nearly inside the trajectory of the drama. George Bernard Shaw’s wit drives its characters’ personal gospels, and the detonation of verbal hand grenades are a delight at close range.

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