The Lark

Antaeus Black Box

Written by: Jean Anouilh, Adapted by Lillian Hellman
Directed by: Gigi Bermingham

Written in 1953 as France was recovering from the Nazi occupation of WWII, L’Alouette examines collaboration and resistance - and what constitutes heresy. The divinely inspired warrior Joan of Arc has been imprisoned; the setting is her 15th century trial with flashbacks to her life. Both the English occupiers and Catholic bishops are strongly motivated to condemn her.


Fran Bennett*

Bishop Cauchon

Daniel Bess*

Captain La Hire/Archbishop of Reims

Kwana Martinez*

Joan’s Mother/Little Queen/English Soldier

Kitty Swink*

Joan’s Father/Queen Yolande/Executioner

Joel Swetow*

The Inquisitor/Squire Robert de Beaudricourt

Karen Malina White*

The Promoter/M. de la Tremouille

Janet Greaves

Earl of Warwick

Spencer Carney

Joan’s Brother/Agnes Sorel/Boudousse

Juls Hoover

Brother Ladvenu

Doug Harvey

Charles, The Dauphin

Production Team

Gigi Bermingham


Jean Anouilh


Lillian Hellman

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule