MOTHER OF THE MAID will be presented at the Main Street Theater


The Main Street Theater brings a captivating new play to Houston audiences: Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid. “This piece tells the story of Joan of Arc through the eyes of her mother,” says Rebecca Greene Udden, founding artistic director of the MST, who is also production manager. “Anderson’s piece is truly powerful, beautiful and sometimes even funny. It was also fun in this production to pair longtime Houston artist Shannon Emerick with newcomer Elizabeth Barnes as mother and daughter.” “We rarely even think of Joan of Arc having had a mother!” shared Ms. Emerick. “But like her daughter, Isabelle Arc was an extraordinary, strong woman who made history by clearing her daughter’s name after Joan’s death.”

Production begins Saturday night, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through February 27 at MST – Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.. Tickets cost between $36 and $55, depending on the date, section and availability.

The production will also be available online from February 10 to 27. Tickets range from $20 to $40.

All tickets are on sale by phone at 713.524.6706 or online at

Masks are mandatory for audience members of all ages at all Main Street Theater performances. MainStage customers must show proof of a negative COVID test result (within 48 hours). A vaccination card can be presented instead of the test. Photocopies or a photo on a phone of medical records will be accepted.

About the maid’s mother

In this captivating new play, Jane Anderson reimagines the epic of Joan of Arc through her mother’s eyes. Isabelle Arc is a sensible, hardworking and God-fearing woman. His stubborn daughter, on the other hand, communes with Saint Catherine, wears men’s clothes and prepares to lead the French army into battle. Motherhood in the 15th century is not easy! Isabelle closely follows the confusing but impressive journey of her curious and extraordinary daughter. Isabelle remains unwavering in her love and presence for her daughter until the end, facing her own fears and doubts about her own faith along the way.

About Manufacturing

The founding artistic director of MST is the director of Mother of the Maid. The cast includes Elizabeth Barnes, Dwight Clark, Shannon Emerick, Dain Geist, Michele Harrell and Jacob Sanchez.

The production design team is Liz Freese (Set Design), John Smetak (Lighting Design), Macy Lyne (Costume Design), J. Salazar (Sound Design) and Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design). Debs Ramser is the production manager.


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