Saturday, May 15, 2010

Horikita Maki to act as Joan of Arc in a stage play

Actress Horikita Maki (21) will appear in her first stage play this fall, taking on the role of the French heroine Joan of Arc. Shirai Akira will produce the play, titled "Jeanne d'Arc."

The play follows the life of the young girl who led the French army to multiple victories during the Hundred Years' War, and was later burned at the stake at the age of 19. Ito Hideaki (34) has also been cast in the production as Charles VII.

"Jeanne d'Arc" will be performed at the Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo from November 30 to December 19. (Tokyograph)

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